A recent national survey conducted in the US has indicated a significant drop in teen vaping rates. On the other hand, the report showed an increase in the use of disposable e-cigarettes, which is believed to result from the fact that the ban on flavours vaping exempts disposable products.

A recent national survey has indicated a significant drop in teen vaping rates, yet an increase in the use of disposable e-cigarettes.
Before the release of this data, the FDA had already sent warning letters to ten vape businesses including Cool Clouds Distribution Inc. (doing business as Puff Bar), asking them to remove their flavoured disposable e-cigarettes off the market since they do not have the required PreMarket Authorization. These new actions are part of the agency’s efforts to remove products it considers appealing to teens from the market.

“The FDA continues to prioritize enforcement against e-cigarette products, specifically those most appealing and accessible to youth,” said FDA Commissioner Stephen M. Hahn. “We are concerned about the popularity of these products among youth and want to make clear to all tobacco product manufacturers and retailers that, even during the ongoing pandemic, the FDA is keeping a close watch on the marketplace and will hold companies accountable.”

“Despite suspending in-person inspection activities—such as retail compliance checks and vape shop inspections—due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our enforcement against unauthorized e-cigarette products has endured,” added the director of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products Mitch Zeller, J.D. “These warning letters are the result of ongoing internet monitoring for violations of tobacco laws and regulations.”

Closing in on unauthorized products

Three businesses: Puff Bar, HQD Tech USA LLC and Myle Vape Inc, are receiving warning letters for illegally marketing disposable e-cigarettes, while seven others Eleaf USA, Vape Deal LLC, Majestic Vapor LLC, E Cigarette Empire LLC, Ohm City Vapes Inc., Breazy Inc. and Hina Singh Enterprises (doing business as Just Eliquids Distro Inc.), are being warned over selling or distributing unauthorized vaping products targeted to youth or likely to promote use by youth.

Last month the agency also issued warnings to manufacturers and retailers who have been selling unauthorized vaping products and related merchandise, targeted at teenagers. The merchandise included items such as backpacks and sweatshirts, designed with stealth pockets sized specifically to hold and conceal e-cigarettes.

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Anonymous
Anonymous
1 month ago

If that’s the case stop selling tobacco products too and why is weed still being sold to teens. And why are weed shops still open. If u ban one thing ban it all. Take it all away. Alcohol too. Teens get that. Teens will get ahold of what ever they can so if your so worried about teens using vape and flavored product. Take it all away. it’s a choice if one chooses to use any kind of product. So leave the vape industry alone. If you choose not to go after every industry out there. Just my opinion.

robert
robert
Reply to  Anonymous
1 month ago

One Sure way to get a kid to do something is tell them they can’t

Rachel A. Dvorak
Rachel A. Dvorak
Reply to  Anonymous
1 month ago

The comments regarding weed is unnecessary bc accumulated together has such a negative affect on decriminalization. People need to look at the broader picture to see that it’s beneficial for so many. What is legal in one state should be legal in others. The government and Drs want and nag us to quit smoking then when we start vaping to stop smoking we are getting nagged some more. This is exactly comparable to the government stomping on pain meds even though you actually need them at times. Then if you go on Suboxone to quit pain meds it is so hard to get your pain treated even though I am the one who decided to get help to quit. Everything is monopolized in this world 🌺

Tracie Pope
Tracie Pope
1 month ago

I sure as hell wish these people would leave “MY–MY VAPING–MY LIFE!” MY LIFE!! ALONE!!! If yall wanna do something good….go shut down the flipping LIQUOR STORE’S!! THIS IS ALL THE BIGGEST BUNCH OF BULL S**T IVE EVER SEEN! NOTHING BUT ALOTTA HOT-AIRED– WANNA BE’S & DANG HIPPOCRATES!!!! GO LIVE UR LIVES & LEAVE ME & WHATEVER I CHOOSE TO DO TO MY BODY– MY LIFE ALONE!!!!

Deb G.
Deb G.
Reply to  Tracie Pope
1 month ago

So TRUE !! WE WERE ALL TEENAGERS ONCE & WE GOT WHAT WE WANTED EVERY TIME !! IF THERE’S A WILL THERE’S A WAY ! YES YES ! THESE STRAWBERRY DAQ. WINE COOLERS !! WHAT’S THE FRIGGIN DIFFERENCE ??? THEY WILL GET THOSE TOO !!! WHY TAKE AWAY OUR PLEASURES OR FOR SOME OF US THE ONE OUTLET WE HAVE LEFT THAT WE CAN ENJOY !!
SHOULD THEY STOP SELLING MAKE UP BECAUSE THEY DON’T WANT THE GRADE SCHOOL CHILDREN TO WEAR IT ????? NO THEY DON’T !! SO DEAL WITH THIS IN ANOTHER WAY ! DON’T PUNISH THE ADULTS ! BECAUSE THEY WILL STILL FIND SOMETHING ELSE TO SMOKE LIKE REGULAR CIGARETTES !!!! THEN WHAT ????? PUT THEM IN JAIL? LMAO IN OREGON !

Mirror
Mirror
Reply to  Deb G.
1 month ago

BECAUSE THEY WILL STILL FIND SOMETHING ELSE TO SMOKE LIKE REGULAR CIGARETTES

That’s the goal. The amount of money The tobacco industry and health care industry stood to lose over decades by people quitting smoking and kids never starting was going to destroy the criminals in the tobacco business and the pharmaceutical and tobacco lobby was never going to allow that to happen. The FDA doesn’t care about people’s health. Their going down anyway. After not approving Hydroxychloequin because of the cheap price of a generic they are headed to the can. Vote Republican

FREDDIE JOE SURBER
FREDDIE JOE SURBER
Reply to  Tracie Pope
1 month ago

Amen!!

Teddy Goetze
Teddy Goetze
Reply to  Tracie Pope
1 month ago

I completely agree, it’s all crooked politicians and there money. Vaping actually saved my life and I an breath again. Damn Hypocrites is right……

Theredheadsayshi
Theredheadsayshi
1 month ago

Teens are going to get ahold of what they want no matter what the FDA tries to do. All the Feds are doing is hurting the adults that use flavored ecigs and liquids. Just like the war on drugs, a losing battle!

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Theredheadsayshi
1 month ago

Simple solution is to promote sales except in professional vape shops. They know if underage sales take place in a vape shop, they lose everything. C-stores have other products to keep them afloat. Get a grip FDA and quit blaming the wrong parties!

Big gov
Big gov
Reply to  Theredheadsayshi
1 month ago

Vote Republican, I’m in one of the state that have destroyed the market of flavored vaping which actually saved my life and got me to quit cigs. I do enjoy chew here and there but now they made flavored chew illegal. Gov/fEds are out of control

Mirror
Mirror
1 month ago

The reason this is in your Google feed vapers, like mine is to encourage adults but especially Kids to smoke. Bottom line. The FDA doesn’t care about your health nor kids. They were on the verge of losing their first generation of smokers and they could not have that. Not with all the built-in medical and pharmaceutical money smokers bring not to mention the obvious tobacco money. $$ that’s always the reason. Make sure you vote for President Trump on 11.3 and Republicans down the ticket or we will lose our vape entirely and many more freedom’s (how many more can they take?) This is disgusting

ryan mobbs
ryan mobbs
1 month ago

The fda are just tobacco lobbyists, as they’ve always been. They want to shut vaping down because they would rather people pay through the teeth to get cancer instead of the healthier option.

Doc
Doc
1 month ago

You know this is all propaganda bullshit and that Marborl bought like 75-85% of Juul from those 2 college students for something like 30-60 billion.
So they keep up bad press until the juul name and previous inventory is probably being sold in large quantities at a price still crushing a massive profit! Because anything outlawed or illegal sells 10X faster and longer!
And of course they’re safe under their bought and paid for political lobbyists some senators or governors who get those huge tobacco company bribes.
Then another year or so they’ll say that they’ve fixed the problem and they made it safe for public, then repackage it, give it a new name and I’ll be right back out in the stores for anybody and everybody who will suck it up ! Kids, adults,house pets !!!
This bullshit fake fucking country and their fake laws and made up news, phony Nazi propaganda.
To put us against one another!

Christopher Boucher
Christopher Boucher
1 month ago

Every comment here is 100% correct, in my opinion. When I was a teenager I could get anything I wanted and then some. Some things are even easier to find, like magic mushrooms. The social network at high school made for easy access to whatever you wanted. Probably should stop public education then. Although it seems these legislators stopped thinking and educating themselves quite a while ago. All banning things do is add more stress to an over stressed legal system and makes the banned item more alluring. If you’re not allowed to do something, people are going to want to do it more. Remember when alcohol prohibition worked? Oh, that’s right… It didn’t! Now it’s sold literally everywhere. Convenience stores and gas stations. Why does a gas station carry alcohol at all? Seems like you wouldn’t want the temptation for alcoholics to fuel more than just their cars. Good thing teens are only teens for 3 years of their possible driving lives. We’d have drunk teens all over the place, vaping fruity pebbles all the way to hell. But probably not, wasn’t on my things to do list when I was 18…
Portugal legalized everything and have seen dramatic decrease in usage and o.d.’s. across the board. Just sayin.

Last edited 1 month ago by Christopher Boucher
Jennifer
Jennifer
1 month ago

Teens are going to do what the want.. I’m 46 years old and smoked since I was 15. 3 years ago I quit smoking by vaping. I like my disposable FLAVORED vapes. Wht should we suffer because of little brat teens!!

Marissa s .
Marissa s .
1 month ago

This is all BS. The reality is that these are for adults and if teenagers get a hold of them illegally then now about enforcing laws on under age smoking. We don’t give the alcohol companies a hard time on promoting these flavors in their liquor and enticing under age drinking. I do agree that shops need to I.D. these teenagers but don’t remove a product who is made for adults and a product who has helped millions stop smoking cigarettes

Last edited 1 month ago by Marissa s .
John Q
John Q
1 month ago

If they make it illegal for vape companies to sell fruity/desert flavored eliquid or disposables because it appeals to teenagers or they are worried a teenager will see someone vaping a grape something something and instantly be “hooked”.
I demand they also remove pornographic books, websites, toys and any other product used to mentally and physically stimulate ones self or others. I remember being 14. When the internet started to be a commonplace on mobile devices. I would go to my search bar and boom instantly, 14 years old with unlimited access to explicit xxx pictures and videos. Do you think I kept them to my self? Do you think my friends/peers did not have a phone with the same acess? Really… If it were not for “flavored vapes” or disposable flavored vapes i would still smoke a pack of cigarettes a day minimum. Even at 14 years old in the early 2000s, I always had a pack of cigarettes. Dont try to prevent or stop someone from doing something because you are worried about others. If you were really worried about anyone, the youth for example. Find a way to stop teenagers from having kids. I feel like thats more common and more serious of an issue. Premature reproduction has to be worse than “teenagers” smoking or vaping…

Last edited 1 month ago by John Q
Vic
Vic
1 month ago

this is some bs. i am 41 and recently took up smoking flavored disposable e-cigarettes and put down actual cigarettes that I had been smoking since i was 19!! Not everything is targeted towards kids and i’d you take all that away the kids will start smoking Newport’s and Black and Milds, cloves, regular cigs. Leave this alone. Yet another place that the Government is butting in where they don’t belong. Before long we really will be a communist country if we let them control little shit like this! What’s next!!

Joe
Joe
1 month ago

Here is the real problem…..
I own a vapor shop. Had a customer come in upset someone was selling to her child. Well with the family app on her phone she figured out who was selling to her child. Called the police from my shop made a report with a officer in my shop, after he was done before he left ( he = officer) said and I quote. That’s been the place to go since I was in school…… Now all the laws you want will do nothing when we have none to enforce the laws we already have. Because said business is still selling stuff to kids nothing was done. Blame us as retail for the problem I blame law enforcement for not doing there jobs.

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 month ago

Really? Sweatshirts are designed to appeal to youth? Bet when phizer releases an ecig you’ll approve it just as fast as you did chantix and zohydro.

Dan Brockway
Dan Brockway
1 month ago

Parents should control their children not rely on The government to do it for them.

Ed B
Ed B
1 month ago

Vapes going to be sold on all indian reservations.the governments cannot stop tribe from selling it on their lands.ohh well… the states just lost more tax revenue

Taoufiq Moumin
Taoufiq Moumin
1 month ago

It’s really funny but we are not stupid, they are trying to stop the flavored e-liquid juices and keep only Tabaco and mint flavor, so people will go back smoking because no alternative option and vaping with those flavors is just the same as smoking.

So then they can again keep generating billions of Dollars from selling cigarettes in all over the world…. What a funny game they are playing….

David Quintana-Mueting
David Quintana-Mueting
1 month ago

I am so sick if this shit. This is only being made an issue by the lawyers and politicians that sued the Tabaco companies back in the day who get billions a year from the sales of cigarettes or “tobacco products”. They are just upset that they don’t get any kickback from vape so they are trying to get people off vaping and back to cigarettes so they make more money. Assholes. Also if people that decided to have kids it is their responsibility to raise them. I should not have to be punished or go without because parents now days are to lazy to do their fucking jobs and raise their own children