FDA to announce ban on flavoured e-cigarettes as soon as next week - Washington Post

FDA to announce ban on flavoured e-cigarettes as soon as next week - Washington Post

Reuters  | Nov 08, 2018 23:40

FDA to announce ban on flavoured e-cigarettes as soon as next week - Washington Post

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to announce a ban on the sale of flavoured e-cigarettes in convenience stores and gas stations across the country as soon as next week, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.

The FDA will also impose rules such as age-verification requirements for online sales, the paper reported https://wapo.st/2Dvb7x9, citing senior agency officials.

The move is a part of the FDA's crackdown on the widespread usage of e-cigarettes in youth as the agency grapples with an "epidemic" of youth e-cigarette use that threatens to create a new generation of nicotine addicts.

E-cigarettes vaporize a liquid that contains nicotine, the addictive stimulant that gives smokers a rush.

The regulator last month seized more than a thousand pages of documents from market leader Juul Labs related to the company's sales and marketing practices after a surprise inspection.

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Packages of flavored liquids for e-cigarettes are seen displayed at a smoke shop in New York City

The FDA did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

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