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FDA Cracks down on E-cigarette companies

Companies will have to prove they are preventing sales to minors

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Wednesday that teenage use of electronic cigarettes had grown to “an epidemic proportion.” Unlike traditional tobacco companies, JUUL Labs and the four other companies sell products that administer tobacco-free nicotine products through the vaporization of crystals and juices.

In order to combat the growing trend of underage vaping, the FDA threatened five companies with bans if they could not prove in 60 days that they are preventing minors from using their products. The FDA has also sent warning letters to over 1100 retailers and issued 131 fines for selling e-cigarettes to minors. 

Sources: NY Times, NPR,
As the Lord Leads, pray with us:
  • For the FDA to ensure that products being sold to Americans are safe for consumption.
  • That young Americans would be healthy and not dependent on foreign substances.
  • For meaningful legislation from Congress on the use and distribution of e-cigarettes.