E-cigarette use is an ‘epidemic,’ FDA chief says
The use of e-cigarettes has become an epidemic among teens and needs to be stopped, Food and Drug Administration chief Dr. Scott Gottlieb said Wednesday.
The FDA said it was cracking down hard on sales of vaping products to teenagers and might consider taking e-cigarettes off the market if makers don’t do more to stop exponential sales to teenagers. The FDA may also limit the sale of certain flavored products, Gottlieb said.
“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,” Gottlieb said at a news conference.
Under Trump, teen addiction to nicotine and opioids is reaching epidemic levels. Overdose opioid deaths are through the roof. USA is Number 1 in these areas..