Too many teens are using Juuls, according to the FDA

Too many teens are using Juuls, according to the FDA

The FDA recognized the impact its actions might have on adults trying to stop smoking, Gottlieb said, but emerging research on how flavored products encourage excessive use by young people shows action must be taken. But at the same time, we see clear signs that youth use of electronic cigarettes has reached an epidemic proportion, and we must adjust certain aspects of our comprehensive strategy to stem this clear and present danger.

"E-cigs have become an nearly ubiquitous - and risky - trend among teens", the commissioner said in a statement. "We can not allow a whole new generation to become addicted to nicotine".

Despite the fact that they can not legally be sold to anyone under 18, e-cigarettes - hand-held vaporizers that create aerosols from liquids typically packed with nicotine and other chemicals, often including flavorings - are now the most popular tobacco product among high school students, recent federal data shows. It reserved its strongest action for the manufacturers themselves.

"We're committed to the comprehensive approach to address addiction to nicotine that we announced previous year", said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb.

FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb said the agency will soon release data that show a "substantial increase" in youth vaping this year compared with 2017.

The agency has asked that the five top-selling national e-cigarette brands submit plans on how they will address youth access and use of their products. Of the 3.6 million middle and high school students who said in 2017 they were tobacco product users, 2.1 million used e-cigarettes, Bloomberg reports, citing CDC stats.

The steps announced Wednesday are just the initial elements of these new efforts, Gottlieb said. But this "fundamental turning point" will produce results only if the agency follows through by requiring all manufacturers to immediately undergo pre-market review at the FDA, he added. The companies insist that the flavors are critical to helping nicotine-addicted adult smokers switch from conventional cigarettes.

"We're especially focused on the flavored e-cigarettes".

Hurricane Florence: Mapping the thousands of animal waste lagoons, nuclear sites threatened
His remarks fell flat in Puerto Rico where islanders are continuing to struggle to recover a year after the Category 4 storm. Robinson noted that some of the forecasts are expecting rainfall of 800 to 1000 mm over a 30-hour period.

The American Medical Association's Dr. Barbara McAneny also said the FDA could do much more, pledging that the association would "continue to advocate for more stringent policies". "Hindsight, and the data that's now available to us, fully reveal these trends".

Jefferies is also bullish on how the FDA's actions will affect major tobacco players.

The FDA said it has sent more than 1,100 warning letters to stores for the illegal sale of e-cigarettes to under-age vapers and issued fines to another 131 shops.

On the other side of the public health ledger, there is little reason to think that restricting information about ENDS, making them less cool, or banning e-liquid flavors would reduce morbidity and mortality among today's adolescents, either now or in the future.

And some of the retailers that received warning letters are still advertising and selling these products, he said.

Investors in Juul's competitors appeared to welcome the FDA announcement.

"While we remain committed to advancing policies that promote the potential of e-cigarettes to help adult smokers move away from combustible cigarettes, that work can't come at the expense of kids", Gottlieb said.

Related News:

  • Here's When You Can Pre-Order Your New iPhone From Telstra

    Here's When You Can Pre-Order Your New iPhone From Telstra

    With curved corners, it's also slightly thinner, has more reliable reception and two times faster, thanks to a new processor. The XS and XS Max have dual 12-megapixel rear cameras and a dual 7-megapixel selfie camera - just like the iPhone X .

    "Once In A Lifetime" Hurricane Florence Weakens, Begins Lashing Eastern US

    And while she hadn't thought about what she'll do if Hurricane Florence floods her neighborhood again, Hardin's here to stay. Emergency declarations were in force in Georgia, South and North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

    Task Force 1 establishes base camp in advance of Hurricane Florence

    And the storm surge , which could be as much as 12 feet in some areas, will be on top of sea level rise from climate change. On Thursday morning, South 17th Street, usually teeming with commuter traffic by 6:30 a.m., was almost devoid of cars.
  • Makelele: Sarri can ‘make history’ at Chelsea

    Makelele: Sarri can ‘make history’ at Chelsea

    Sarri, 59, has since overseen a ideal start to his tenure with the Blues, winning all four Premier League matches so far. Manchester City, Manchester United, and also the smaller teams have good players.

    How Apple's new lower-priced iPhone XR can spark slumping sales

    In the United Kingdom , the iPhone Xs and Xs Max will start at £999 and £1,099 respectively, with the iPhone XR coming in at £749. The new iPhones hit the stage last night and, of course, Apple has a bunch of promotional material to help hype them up.
    United States  companies in China say tariffs are hurting

    United States companies in China say tariffs are hurting

    But Kudlow was non-committal over the chances of a breakthrough, adding: "I guarantee nothing". This latest tweet underscores that concern.
  • Mobile Sprint merger review delayed by FCC

    Mobile Sprint merger review delayed by FCC

    The companies had tried to merge twice in the past, but regulators and internal disagreements prevented it from happening. Sprint and T-Mobile in April announced a deal to form a new company and push development of a super-fast 5G network.
    Andy Dalton finds a way to light up the Ravens this time

    Andy Dalton finds a way to light up the Ravens this time

    Flacco's new weapons-Michael Crabtree, John Brown and Willie Snead-all caught touchdowns from Joe Flacco in Week 1 . Most fans are aware that the Ravens are more known for their defense rather than they are for their offense.
    Erik Karlsson seems shook after trade to Sharks

    Erik Karlsson seems shook after trade to Sharks

    The six-foot, 191-pound Swede was selected by the Senators with the 15th overall pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Karlsson is a two-time Norris Trophy victor and led or tied the Senators in scoring the past five years.
  • Australian newspaper insists controversial Serena Williams cartoon is not racist

    Australian newspaper insists controversial Serena Williams cartoon is not racist

    Despite evidence to the contrary, a mob of Twitter users would go after Knight declaring him and his cartoon racist. The cartoon comes a day after Williams was fined $17,000 for three violations she committed at the U.S.

    Tottenham vs Liverpool: Spurs without Alli and Lloris for Reds clash

    It seems likely both Spurs' captain and Alli will miss Tuesday's Champions League Group B match at Inter Milan too. A breathalyser test on the scene found Lloris to have been over twice the drink drive limit.

    Hurricane Florence has weakened but it will still be devastating

    After landfall, the storm is expected to linger over the area for a few days, which would result in rising river levels and lakes. State officials and the National Weather Service warned the storm's weakening only relates to wind speed, not surges or flooding.


Most liked

USA ‘weighing’ China sanctions for treatment of Uighur Muslims
The Uyghurs were forced to welcome officials into their homes, where they were subjected to "political education". The government has previously blamed anti-China forces for being behind criticism of its policies in Xinjiang.

Evacuations in United States ahead of Hurricane Florence
A state of emergency has also been declared in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington. Florence is being trailed in the Atlantic by two other storms - Hurricane Helene and Tropical Storm Isaac.

Facebook's Rosetta AI is perusing your images
As great as the technology is, Facebook is seeking something better: the ability to pull text from images and understand the text. It scans all the images with the help of a technique that differs from those employed by traditional text recognition software.

Hurricane Florence shifts south; Georgia and Carolinas hunker down
The hurricane center said Florence will approach the coast Friday and linger for a while before rolling ashore. More than 1 million people have been ordered to evacuate the coastlines of the Carolinas and Virginia.

Ubisoft Reveals Massive Assassin's Creed
Assassin's Creed: Odyssey will have something for everyone as Ubisoft brings more content to the table. At the time of its release, Assassin's Creed III was considered to be something of a disappointment.

Emery challenges Ozil to do more
Chief executive Ivan Gazidis' future looks less certain, though, with AC Milan having re-opened negotiations with him . Sports Mole looks at how Arsenal could line up for Saturday's trip to Newcastle United in the Premier League .

Nintendo Switch firmware update 6.0.0 detailed ahead of Online launch
Nintendo says is a separate article that the Switch eShop will go offline for maintenance after this firmware update is released. Nintendo is also promising a new Animal Crossing title in the same year, as well as Yoshi's Crafted World .

Hurricane Florence hours away from Carolinas
Water kills more people in hurricanes than wind, and he said it will still be an extremely unsafe storm for rain and storm surge. Up to 10 inches of rain is predicted as far west from the Atlantic Ocean as Charlotte, N.C., the NHC's Ken Graham said Thursday.

Seahawks react to Seattle Storm's third WNBA championship
Bird has played on all three championship teams. "Obviously, this finals didn't go the way we wanted it". Despite the misfires, Washington rallied from down 18 points to trailing 72-67 with 6:49 remaining.

Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris out for ‘several weeks’ with thigh injury
Foyth has now returned to training, however, but Sissoko is not expected to resume training with the group again until next week. The news is a bitter blow for boss Mauricio Pochettino, who was hopeful of selecting the pair for this weekend.

Governor Deal issues State of Emergency across Georgia
Flooding well inland could wreak environmental havoc by washing over industrial waste sites and hog farms . Florence is being trailed in the Atlantic by two other storms - Hurricane Helene and Tropical Storm Isaac.

United States troops from N. Korea remains to be identified soon
Forensic scientists have identified two sets of remains of US troops killed in the Korean War, turned over by North Korea . The US military estimates that more than 7,000 US troops who lost their lives during the Korean War remain unaccounted for.

Check out the official iPhone XS, XS Max and XR promo videos
If you're an iPhone 6s devotee, you can still buy the devices through your carrier, or find refurbished versions online. Apple's annual hardware event may have been an exciting day for gadget lovers, as three new iPhones were introduced.

Mets' Wright to return for final game September 29
Wright will be activated from the disabled list on September 25 for the Mets' final homestand, and he'll start on September 29. The Mets just held a press conference to announce what they're doing with third baseman and captain David Wright .

CoreLogic Estimates $170.2B in Potential Damage From Hurricane Florence
States of emergency have been declared in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia in preparation for Florence's arrival. Hyde County officials announced that all Ocracoke Island visitors have been ordered to evacuate starting noon on Monday.