Washington – US authorities have decided to impose draconian restrictions on sales of electronic cigarettes to preserve the young consumer of this product especially in its taste form.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that it is offering to ban sales of e-flavored cigarettes online. These will only be available in stores. The FDA also plans to ban sales of cigarettes, menthol and cigars.
These proposals should be submitted for a period of public consultation until June before they become effective.
The number of high school courses in the United States increased 78 percent from 2017 to 2018, according to the latest data from a national survey of youth and tobacco.
"These figures shock my conscience"Said Scott Gottlieb, head of the FDA.This increase (in consumption) must cease. And the directive is: I will not let a generation of children become addicted to nicotine through electronic cigarettes"He added.
Since 2016, the FDA regulates e-cigarettes, for example banned for sale for minors. She also doubled the controls.
But facing the maximum increase in the number of viewers among young Americans, she decided to crack, the smells available for electronic cigarettes seemed tireless to attract young people.
In a recent Washington Post article, Scott Gottlieb and Health Secretary Alex Azar told the storyPlague"He said.
Many carcinogens, such as tar, are not found in electronic cigarettes.
On the other hand, they contain nicotine, a product that is not related to cancer but causes addiction.
The FDA has also recently urged electronic cigarette manufacturers to find ways to prevent young people from buying their products.