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Schumer urges FDA commissioner to solidify ban on kid-friendly e-cig flavors before leaving

Updated 3:40 PM; Today 3:40 PM

"Juul" a popular e-ciggerette product sold on the market. (Washington Post photo by Bill O'Leary) (The Plain Dealer)

 

 The commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, Scott Gottlieb just announced his resignation at the end of March, but not before Sen. Charles Schumer has his demands met for banning kid-friendly e-cig flavors in New York.

“With the resignation of Scott Gottlieb, critical e-cig regulations, like a crackdown and ban on kid-friendly flavors could go up in smoke unless the Commissioner takes immediate action before leaving,” Schumer said.

The U.S. senator highlighted his wants by citing the need for convenience stores to ban the flavored pods and deem e-cigarettes as official tobacco products, something that has been delayed for years, he says.

Schumer insists that the FDA is not using its full authority to combat the marketing of e-cigarettes to kids and make use of the Tobacco Control Act, which enables them to regulate these products for public health examination.

Gottlieb said he intends to limit the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes to age-restricted retail settings and websites with “heightened” age verification practices and combat the marketing of e-cigarettes to kids.

While the overall proportion of high school students using tobacco products fell in recent years, there has been an increase in reported e-cigarette use, which doubled from 11.7 percent to 20.8 percent between 2017 and 2018, according to the CDC.

Schumer pledged that if progress isn’t accomplished here with the current commissioner of the FDA, that he will urge the next respondent to continue to work on the issue.

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Poison stick/cig adverts have been banned on tv/mags/newspapers since the '70s. I find it interesting that the vaping industry is allowed to have commercials on TV because they don't contain "tobacco"?

 

I have been seeing a lot of e-cig commercials recently (mostly for the Juul brand). They are preceded by a black screen with white lettering that indicates the product being advertised contains nicotine and that nicotine is addictive. 

 

I find it interesting that the vaping industry is allowed to have commercials for their product on TV because they don't contain "tobacco"?

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37 minutes ago, Rozuki said:

Poison stick/cig adverts have been banned on tv/mags/newspapers since the '70s. I find it interesting that the vaping industry is allowed to have commercials on TV because they don't contain "tobacco"?

 

I have been seeing a lot of e-cig commercials recently (mostly for the Juul brand). They are preceded by a black screen with white lettering that indicates the product being advertised contains nicotine and that nicotine is addictive. 

 

I find it interesting that the vaping industry is allowed to have commercials for their product on TV because they don't contain "tobacco"?

they found the "loop hole" to deliver the nicotine.

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