A man breathes in from an e-cigarette at a vape shop in London on Aug. 17 2018
14 September, 2018, 15:41
American health officials threatened to ban flavoured e-cigarettes, warning of a teenage vaping "epidemic".
"The disturbing and accelerating trajectory of use we're seeing in youth and the resulting path to addiction must end", Gottlieb told agency staffers and reporters. "It be simply no longer tolerable".
On Wednesday, FDA also sent letters to the five leading e-cigarette manufacturers - JUUL, Vuse, MarkTen, blu, and Logic - requesting plans within 60 days to address sales to minors.
The undercover investigation took place from June through the end of August, with the majority of violations involving the sale of products by the five manufacturers, which make up more than 97 percent of the USA e-cigarette market.
The FDA moves come as it seeks to balance its approach on e-cigarettes, which can be used to wean lifelong smokers onto less harmful nicotine products but also risk drawing a new generation to nicotine addiction. "We're going to have to take action".
To the extent that teenagers who otherwise would be smoking are vaping instead, that is an unambiguous gain in public health terms, since the latter habit is much less unsafe.
The commissioner said flavors play a key role in peaking teen interest.
Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said that he believes flavored vape liquids target teenagers specifically and his agency is considering banning them altogether. If manufacturers aren't willing to do the research, he said, the FDA will do it for them, with appropriate consequences.
Despite the fact that not one person casted a vote for Gottlieb, his board at the FDA has the future of flavored e-cigarettes in their hands.
Collectively, the five industry leaders command more than 97% of the USA market for e-cigarettes, and Gottlieb took them to task for their response to concerns expressed earlier by the FDA about underage marketing and sales.
Reason explains that Gottlieb is considering "reneging on the FDA's four-year extension of the deadline for seeking regulatory approval to continue selling e-cigarettes, which would wreak havoc with a market that he concedes has great potential for reducing smoking-related disease and death".
"I think it became clear to FDA that if they didn't get their arms around this issue the use of these products by kids across the nation would undo decades of progress", said Matthew Myers of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.
USA coast battered by wind, rain as Hurricane Florence closes in
Almost 2,900 people are out of power in the Wampee and S.C. 9 area west of Little River, according to Horry Electric's website . Ken Graham, director of the hurricane center, said on Facebook the storm surges could push in as far as 3 kilometers (2 miles).
Supermarket, drug and mass retail and fuel locations cited in the FDA action - primarily with warnings - included Coborn's, Dillons, Dollar General, Food Lion, Fred Meyer, Fred's, Fry's, H-E-B, Hannaford, Harps, Hy-Vee, Jewel-Osco, Kroger, Meijer, Publix, Rite Aid, Safeway, Smith's, Walgreens and Walmart.
"Our mission is to improve the lives of adult smokers by providing them with a true alternative to combustible cigarettes". Hindsight, and the data now available to us, reveal these trends. Nearly 12% of high school students and 3% of middle school students reported using e-cigarettes in the prior 30 days.
In addition to these new actions, the FDA had previously issued more than 60 warning letters and fines to businesses that sold JUUL brand products to minors stemming from another enforcement blitz in the spring.
Congress gave the FDA the authority to regulate tobacco products in 2009. Other big players are owned by big tobacco conglomerates; Camel parent British American Tobacco makes Vuse e-cigarettes, and Marlboro parent Altria makes MarkTen e-cigarettes.
The agency said it plans to unveil a new e-cigarette public education campaign targeted to youth next week, and will soon announce wider access to new nicotine replacement therapies to help more adult smokers quit cigarettes.
Despite its unpredictable path, it was forecast to make landfall near Cape Fear, North Carolina, at midday on Friday . At least 12,000 people had taken refuge in 126 emergency shelters, Cooper said, with more facilities being opened.
Utility officials have warned that widespread power outages are likely and that it could take weeks to restore electricity. The first tropical storm-force winds of at least 39 miles per hour (63 kph) were forecast to hit the coast on Thursday.
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.
FEMA has warned that while downgraded, the storm will still generate life threatening storm surge and rainfall in North and SC . Roy Cooper warned residents to not let their guard down ahead of Hurricane Florence's landfall later this week.
Wednesday , Trump called her "totally incompetent" when he tweeted another defense of how the emergency was managed. He falsely claimed the number had been inflated by Democrats "in order to make me look as bad as possible".
City are without the Belgium worldwide due to a knee injury that is set to rule De Bruyne out of action until November. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has revealed that he wants to coach an global team in the future.
In fact, Ramsey only further insisted on a Gronkowski head-to-head when asked about No. 87 being considered an all-time great. In fact, the Q&A session turned into a veritable wrestling promo with Ramsey exclaiming "I fear no man period!" "He's good.
Her funeral will be held on the same day and she will be buried at the Sharif family graveyard in Jati Umra. For the sake of uninterrupted traffic flow, special arrangements were also made outside Jattiumra.
Prosecutors said the Celtics guard repeatedly strangled his girlfriend, causing her to lose consciousness at several points. The Celtics have acknowledged they know of Bird's arrest, but have declined further comment since the weekend.
Now, Gottlieb is coordinating the largest scale initiative to enforce regulations against selling e-cigarettes to-date. These levels of nicotine are highly addictive, particularly to the developing brains of children and teenagers.
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.
Hurricane Florence Shifts South as Carolinas Hunker Down
Water kills more people in hurricanes than wind, and he said it will still be an extremely risky storm for rain and storm surge. As the East Coast prepares to take on Hurricane Florence , the massive storm appears to be flexing its muscles in the Atlantic.
Turkish lira eases after hefty central bank rate hike
If you say "inflation is the cause, the rate is the result", you do not know this business, friend", he added. The lira firmed to 6.01 against the dollar following the decision, from more than 6.4176 beforehand.
Eating cheese could actually be good for your health
There were no noteworthy connections between myocardial infarction and dairy intake (HR 0.89, 95% CI 0.71-1.11; P=0.163). A new large study however, has now shown that full-fat dairy and dairy products may be more beneficial for the heart.
Rashford developing quicker than Ronaldo did - Southgate
Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has been told to join a club like Everton by ex-Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher. Incidentally, he has now played more minutes for England this season in two matches than he has for United in four.
Green, Dalton hook up for 3 TDs to lead Bengals past Ravens
There certainly is potential, even though the Bengals have spent the past two games treading the line between winning and losing. Dixon did manage to score a rushing touchdown along with fellow Raven running backs, Alex Collins and Javorius Allen .
Apple might delay the release of the 6.1-inch 'iPhone Xr'
Accordingly, the 6.1-inch version among the new Apple smartphones will not be called iPhone XS Light, but iPhone XC. Additionally, a poster rumored to be from another top carrier, China Telecom, also points to dual-SIM iPhones.
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.
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.