FDA Plans to Sharply Restrict Sales of Flavored E-Cigarettes

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Juul accounted for 75% of a U.S. e-cigarette marketplace for a 4 weeks finished Oct. 6, according to a Wells Fargo research of Nielsen data. That doesn’t embody online sales.

The Food and Drug Administration skeleton to neatly shorten a sale of many flavored pod-style e-cigarettes, effectively pulling them from many preference stores and gas stations and requiring despotic age corroboration controls for online sales, according to comparison FDA officials.

The actions, approaching to be announced as early as subsequent week, are directed during tying entrance to a e-cigarettes many renouned among children, whose use is surging. Many e-cigarette companies, including marketplace personality Juul Labs Inc., sell nicotine liquids with flavors like mango and cucumber.

Meanwhile, New York is formulation to anathema a sale of flavored e-cigarettes as early as subsequent year.

The FDA’s new process will take outcome immediately. It will request to a cartridge-style products like Juul that are renouned among immature people, not to a open tank-style systems that are used essentially by adults and sole in vape shops, a FDA officials said.

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No sell opening will be authorised to lift flavored, pod-style e-cigarettes unless it restricts minors from entering a store or creates an area inside a store that minors can’t enter, one of a comparison officials said.

E-cigarette products in mint, menthol and tobacco flavors will be authorised to sojourn in all sell outlets for now though could be limited after if girl use continues to increase, a officials said.

The new restrictions were progressing reported by a Washington Post.

The series of high-school students who use e-cigarettes has risen roughly 75% given final year to about 3 million, or 20% of high-school students, according to rough sovereign data. Meanwhile, use among middle-schoolers has increasing scarcely 50%.

In an talk Wednesday, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb pronounced reversing a rising trend among children is a most some-more formidable charge for a regulator than preventing a trend from function in a initial place.

“What we can’t endure is another year of this turn of growth,” he said.

Dr. Gottlieb had warned in Sep that he competence wrench e-cigarettes off a marketplace altogether. He asked Juul,

Altria Group
Inc.,

British American Tobacco

PLC and other vital e-cigarette manufacturers to benefaction convincing skeleton for shortening teen use or risk carrying their products banned. All have given met with a commissioner.

Juul, whose products are sole online and in preference stores, gas stations and vape shops, accounted for 75% of a U.S. e-cigarette marketplace for a 4 weeks finished Oct. 6, according to a Wells Fargo research of Nielsen data. That doesn’t embody online sales.

Flavors other than tobacco, packet and menthol paint about 55% of Juul’s sales, analysts say. A Juul orator declined to comment.

Write to Jennifer Maloney during jennifer.maloney@wsj.com

Appeared in a Nov 9, 2018, imitation book as ‘FDA Set To Curb Flavored E-Cigs.’

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