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FDA announces crackdown on e-cigarette sales to minors

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking steps to keep e-cigarettes out of the hands of adolescents beginning with JUUL devices. The moves come as the Academy and other medical groups have called the devices an “urgent threat to public health.”
American Academy of Pediatrics
added Apr 25, 2018 10:40
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Climate deniers and tobacco flacks headline the EPA’s new science standard announcement

“This day vindicates the efforts of some real heroes in the public health debate — Dr. Robert Phalen, Dr. James Enstrom, Dr. John Dunn, M.D., and Steve Milloy.”... James Enstrom...has published research defending the impact of both tobacco smoke and dies
Think Progress (blog)
added Apr 25, 2018 10:33
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Nebraska's Tobacco Regulations Unconstitutional, Tribe Says ($$)

Two subsidiaries of Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development arm of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, that manufacture and resell tobacco products filed the complaint last Friday, saying the state was trying to regulate tobacco on tribal lands because Big
Law360
added Apr 25, 2018 10:26
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[China] Secondary school students allegedly chased down teacher who confronted them for smoking; teacher had to hide in science lab and call for help

According to a Chinese daily, a pair of students from Yuying Secondary School charged at and cornered a teacher who confronted them for smoking. The Guang Ming Daily reported that the teacher, Ms Wong (transliterated), had followed a trail of smoke in th
The Independent SIngapore (sg)
added Apr 25, 2018 10:18
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Agency warns retailers not to sell Juul e-cigarette to kids

issued warnings to 40 retail and online stores as part of a monthlong operation against illegal sales of Juul to children. Investigators targeted 7-Eleven locations, Shell gas stations and Cumberland Farms convenience stores as well as vaping shops. FDA
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 24, 2018 20:13
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5 things fda should do about juul e-cigarettes

1. Order the removal of certain JUUL flavors 2. Suspend internet sales of JUUL 3. Reverse the decision to delay e-cigarette regulation 4. Prohibit branded merchandise 5. Order the removal of JUUL look-alikes
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Apr 24, 2018 19:53
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FDA Takes Important Steps to Address Youth Use of Juul E-Cigarettes, but Must Do More – Agency Should Prevent Introduction of Kid-Friendly Tobacco Products Instead of Acting After the Fact

the FDA must do more by taking off the market Juul flavors like mango and cool cucumber that clearly appeal to kids, preventing the introduction of look-alike products and subjecting e-cigarettes to FDA review of their public health impact, as required by
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Apr 24, 2018 19:51
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FDA tightens marketing standards for top-selling Juul e-cig, cites eBay sales to youths

Although the four steps announced by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb in a new youth tobacco prevention plan apply to other e-cigs, the focus clearly was on Juul. "It’s imperative that we make sure children and teenagers aren’t getting hooked on more nov
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Apr 24, 2018 19:40
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Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on new enforcement actions and a Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan to stop youth use of, and access to, JUUL and other e-cigarettes

First, we’re announcing that the FDA has been conducting a large-scale, undercover nationwide blitz to crack down on the sale of e-cigarettes – specifically JUUL products – to minors...We’re thankful for eBay’s swift action to remove the listings and vol
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Apr 24, 2018 16:56
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[Ireland] Call for smoking ban to be extended to outdoor areas that serve food

Health Minister Simon Harris is to ask approval for the private members' motion, tabled by Fine Gael senators, at the meeting today. It would see the current smoking ban extended to al fresco dining areas. Some campaigners have condemned the move. Joh
Irish Daily Mirror (ie)
added Apr 24, 2018 16:42
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