FDA plans strict limits on sale of flavored e-cigarettes

FDA expected to impose severe restrictions on e-cigarettes

FDA expected to impose severe restrictions on e-cigarettes

He's also considering online restrictions, including having age-verification requirements for those sales.

The FDA said the only exception would be mint and menthol.

"E-cigs have become an nearly ubiquitous - and risky - trend among teens", Gottlieb said in September.

The new restrictions were first reported by the Washington Post.

Combustible cigarettes have taken a backseat as the FDA carries out a vendetta on e-cigarettes, which are soaring among popularity among young people, rather than adults trying to quit, who were supposed to be the target market.

Spokesman Rich Azzopardi said Cuomo "is very concerned about the rise in youth e-cigarette use". Major companies were given 60 days to prove they could keep their devices away from minors, and the deadline is this weekend.

Google to appoint Geisinger CEO as healthcare services head
Vivian Lee, former CEO of University of Utah Health Care, as president of health platforms for Alphabet's Verily Life Sciences. Google is an active participant in the healthcare big data and interoperability ecosystem, with an interest in FHIR and APIs.

At the same time, vaping devotees and "harm reduction" advocates have said e-cigarettes represent a powerful tool in helping adult smokers to quit more risky cigarettes. The FDA said it could take action as soon as next week.

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.

As alternatives surge, the US adult smoking rate plunged to 14 per cent in 2017, the lowest measure on record and down 67 per cent from 1965, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Research indicates many e-cigarette users are likely to get addicted to nicotine and some will likely end up on regular cigarettes, a product that kills half its long-term users.

In a new report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that the cigarette smoking rate in the United States dropped to an estimated 14 percent of adults in 2017. Instead, they will only be sold in vape and tobacco shops, which enforce age restrictions better. The agency is also considering requiring lower levels of nicotine in cigarettes, although some companies have questioned how much authority the FDA has to impose tougher limits.

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