Friday, 21 September, 2018

FDA proposed crackdown on flavored e-cigs puts Juul on notice

FDA puts e-cig makers on notice US government considers ban on flavored e-cigarettes over youth 'epidemic'
Delores Daniels | 14 September, 2018, 12:24

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is giving vaping companies 60 days to figure out how to reverse what it's calling an epidemic of youth usage, or risk having some of their products potentially pulled from the market.

WASH/LA-The Food and Drug Administration said on September 12-they are considering a ban on flavored e-cigarettes in response to an "epidemic" of young people using e-cigarettes, the agency's leader said.

"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.

Youth vaping is an "epidemic", as far as the FDA is concerned, and if manufacturers don't submit "robust" plans to prevent kids from getting their hands on flavored e-cigarettes, the agency will take action-possibly going so far as to order the flavored products off the shelves.

Facebook pumps of character recognition to mine memes
There are simply too many users and too many posts to lay content moderation exclusively on the shoulders of human workers. To handle the task, the company has now designed a very sophisticated artificial intelligence which is known as Rosetta.

These levels of nicotine are highly addictive, particularly to the developing brains of children and teenagers.

It will also "re-visit" the policy it announced a year ago, which gave e-cigarette companies more time to apply for regulatory approval.

"I've been warning the e-cigarette industry for more than a year that they needed to do much more to stem the youth trends", he said. "Hindsight, and the data that's now available to us, fully reveal these trends".

In its enforcement action, the FDA recently sent nearly 1,200 letters to brick-and-mortar stores and online retailers warning them that they could face penalties for allegedly selling e-cigarettes to people under 18. They noted the survey did not ask specifically about Juul, a sleek, heavily-marketed e-cigarette brand that exploded onto the market and accounts for 70 percent of US sales, according to analyst estimates. The FDA's delay on that requirement has allowed the industry to flourish with little oversight. But the agency also thinks ENDS makers should consider "revising your current marketing practices to help prevent use by minors" and "removing flavored products from the market until those products can be reviewed by FDA as part of a [pre-market approval application]". Yet while Big Tobacco has developed some of its own e-cigarette options and alternative products, none have been as successful as privately held Juul, which sold $1.3 billion in vape kits and nicotine pods over the 12 months ended Aug 11. Youth tobacco prevention is a priority for our companies.

NOAA Hurricane Hunters fly over Florence
Wednesday, Florence was 435 miles from Wilmington, N.C., moving northwest at 16 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center . A man runs past a mandatory evacuation sign before Hurricane Florence comes ashore in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.

In addition, the FDA on Wednesday issued 12 warning letters to online retailers for selling misleadingly labeled and/or advertised e-liquids resembling kid-friendly food products such as candy and cookies.

Now, Gottlieb is coordinating the largest scale initiative to enforce regulations against selling e-cigarettes to-date.

The FDA is in the process of rolling out a sweeping anti-smoking initiative created to make it easier for smokers to quit by cutting the nicotine levels in regular cigarettes. The companies insist that the flavors are critical to helping nicotine-addicted adult smokers switch from conventional cigarettes.

"In my view, they treated these issues like a public relations challenge rather than seriously considering their legal obligations, the public health mandate, and the existential threat to these products". "And they [teens] have adopted it", Gould said.

Governor Deal issues State of Emergency across Georgia
One trusted computer model, the European simulation, predicted more than 45 inches (115 centimeters) in parts of North Carolina. Due to the storm's enormous size and power, it's been a recent - if not frightening - muse for astronaut photography .

Recommended

These Photos of Hurricane Florence From Space Are Mind Boggling These Photos of Hurricane Florence From Space Are Mind Boggling Watching the scene unfold from space, German Alexander Gerst, an astronaut on board the ISS, tweeted photos of the enormous storm. Jasmine writes primarily in our LGBTTQQIAAP and Science section.

U.S. voices concern over China's crackdown on Muslims U.S. voices concern over China's crackdown on Muslims They are also forced to learn Mandarin and sing praises of the Chinese Communist Party, according to the report. Xinjiang is home to over half of China's 24 million Muslims.

No Hurricane Florence evacuation orders for Jasper, Beaufort No Hurricane Florence evacuation orders for Jasper, Beaufort Hurricane Florence is now hurtling toward North and SC and is forecast to bring unprecedented rainfall. "We are ready. President Donald Trump declared states of emergency for North and SC and Virginia, opening the way for federal aid.

California governor commits to 100 percent clean energy California governor commits to 100 percent clean energy The new bill mandates that least 60 percent of electricity will have to come from renewable energy, especially solar and wind. California ranked sixth among states in crude oil production in May, the latest data available from the U.S.

Mark Knight: The Cartoon about Serena Williams is not about race Mark Knight: The Cartoon about Serena Williams is not about race An Australian newspaper doubled down on its decision to run a cartoon of Serena Williams that has been called racist and sexist . She added, "There have been many times when I was playing that I wanted to break my racket into a thousand pieces.

Mobile Sprint merger review delayed by FCC Mobile Sprint merger review delayed by FCC Similarly, a business model titled "Build 9" that was also submitted September 5 needs further review, the FCC said. The FCC wants to gather more information about the potential effects of the deal.

LDS Church missionaries evacuated as ‘storm of a lifetime’ nears East Coast LDS Church missionaries evacuated as ‘storm of a lifetime’ nears East Coast Since moving south, she has lived through many hurricanes but did not want to chance anything with Hurricane Florence. When Hurricane Matthew made landfall in 2014, Benson and her family stayed because it was only a Category 1 storm.

This Squishy Deep-Sea Fish 'Melts' at the Ocean Surface This Squishy Deep-Sea Fish 'Melts' at the Ocean Surface Part of the Liparidae family, these snailfish look distinct from other deep sea creatures , albeit they're no less unusual . The Atacama trench or Peru-Chile trench is about 6,000 km long and, in some points, exceeds 8,000 meters in depth.

Apple announces 3 new iPhones, a new watch, not much else Apple announces 3 new iPhones, a new watch, not much else It features a 6.1 inch LED edge-to-edge LED screen with a resolution of 1792 by 828 pixels and a pixel density of 326 ppi. It shares similar qualities as the new iPhone Xs and Xs Max , but there's a reason why it's $250 cheaper than the Xs.

Nintendo unveils $60 wireless NES controllers for the Switch Nintendo unveils $60 wireless NES controllers for the Switch Not the most shocking of reveals, mind you, but good stuff all around. The delay threw a wrench in some of Nintendo's announcements. Another is a download code for Splatoon 2 in-game gear.

Carolina Braces for Florence Storm Surge By early evening, almost 70,000 residents were without electricity, according to North Carolina Emergency Management. Zookeepers and veterinarians resolved to hunker down with the creatures and see them through the storm.

HIGHLIGHTS: Seattle Storm Win 2018 WNBA Championship HIGHLIGHTS: Seattle Storm Win 2018 WNBA Championship The club's first-ever trip to the WNBA Finals is even more impressive considering how much better the league is in 2018. It was the third WNBA crown in as many championship appearances for the Storm.

Mix-messages on next round of talks on US-China trade war Mix-messages on next round of talks on US-China trade war The US government accuses China of stealing intellectual property and forcing American companies to hand over valuable technology. China has tried without success to recruit Germany, France, South Korea and other governments as allies against Washington.

Apple 2018 Event Recap: iPhone Xs, Xs Max, Xr, Apple Watch Apple 2018 Event Recap: iPhone Xs, Xs Max, Xr, Apple Watch T3 will imminently be reviewing the iPhone XS in full, so be sure to check back in soon for our official verdict. Apple hasn't publicly said why, though CEO Tim Cook may explain the firm's thinking in a future earnings call.

Pochettino confirms Lloris will remain Spurs captain after drink-drive sentence Pochettino confirms Lloris will remain Spurs captain after drink-drive sentence Lloris was twice the legal limit when he was stopped for driving at 15mph in central London in the early hours of August 24. I am not disappointed with him. "That's why the expectations and perspective are completely different to another player".