FDA, Juul, Crack Down On Smoking Products

FDA Plans To Limit Flavored E-Cigarette Sales To Vape Shops

(Washington, DC)  --  The Food and Drug Administration is planning to impose limits on most flavored e-cigarettes.  It's also reportedly moving forward with a ban on menthol cigarettes to help cut down epidemic levels of teen vaping.  Senior FDA officials will announce the plan next week.   

The agency is giving five major e-cigarette manufacturers until Sunday to submit proposals on how to prevent teens from using the product.  FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb recently cited new data showing a 77 percent increase in high school students using e-cigarettes.

Juul Temporarily Suspends Retail Sales Of Most Flavor Pods

(San Francisco, CA)  --  Juul will stop selling most flavored nicotine pods for its e-cigarettes in retails stores.  Although the move is only temporary, it comes as the company works to please federal regulators who are mandating it helps reduce the "epidemic" levels of teen use.  

The company stopped accepting retail orders yesterday for its mango, fruit, creme and cucumber pods to the move than 90-thousand convenience stores and other retail shops.  

Consumers will still be able to purchase all of the flavors on its website, as well as the four tobacco and menthol-flavored pods in retail stores.

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