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Iowa AG working to keep e-cigarettes out of young people's hands

Iowa AG working to keep e-cigarettes out of young people's hands

"But anti-e-cigarette activists want to throw the baby out with bathwater".

Some of these e-cigarettes are so easy to hide, kids are using them at school.

Gottlieb said the agency has been conducting since April 6 an undercover nationwide blitz to crack down on the sale of e-cigarettes to minors both online and in brick-and-mortar stores.

Just last month, the FDA began instituting compliance checks with companies who were selling JUUL's, issuing warnings to over 40 stores across the country that were allegedly allowing minors to purchase them.

"The troubling reality is that electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) such as e-cigarettes have become wildly popular with kids", FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a statement announcing the federal crackdown. Juul Labs says it monitors retailers to ensure they are following the law. The company produces an e-cigarette device that's about the size of a thumb drive.

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But the 35-year-old Frenchman judged the challenge rather than the occasion and showed Vrsaljko a justified second yellow. Atletico have reached the Champions League final twice in the last four years and won the Europa League in 2010 and 2012.

A 2017 study by Yale University researchers found that teen smokers experimented with four styles of e-cigs: traditional e-cigs, such as Vuse by R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co. and blu eCigs; a hookah pen with a liquid vapor tank; a modified vaporizer with a customizable battery and tank; and Juul. "Other brands of e-cigarettes are called MyBlu, KandyPens, and Suorin", writes Theresa Tamkins for BuzzFeed News.

The FDA asked Juul to turn over documents related to its marketing tactics, how its product affects health and any research it's done on use among young people.

On Wednesday, the company announced it will take additional actions to combat underage use of its products.

JUUL also said it will invest $30 million over the next three years in independent research on the "scientific and societal implications" of vapor products and to support youth and parent education and community engagement efforts.

The FDA's action came in response to last week's letter from 11 U.S. Senators, including Democrat Dick Durbin of IL, calling on the FDA to ban candy and fruit flavorings in e-cigarettes and cigars. He noted that FDA is investigating "clear and meaningful measures to make tobacco products less toxic, appealing and addictive with an intense focus on youth". In 2016, the most recent year for which data from the National Youth Tobacco Survey are available, 11 percent of high school students reported using e-cigarettes during the previous month, down from 16 percent in 2015.

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Following FDA's announcement, Sen.

Democratic senators in Congress and a coalition of anti-tobacco advocacy groups have prodded the FDA to tighten marketing standards for Juul.

He said that while fewer teens are getting hooked on tobacco products, they are increasingly turning to vaping and e-cigarette companies know this.

"We have heard of them here at the high school", said Brandon Bitting, principal at Carroll High School. "These documents may help us get there". The coalition recently filed a lawsuit to compel the FDA to act quicker in implementing regulations on innovative tobacco and nicotine products. But the agency made a decision to delay regulations until 2022 as part of a plan to overhaul tobacco regulations.

According to JUUL Labs, it will work with Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, and a group of public officials and tobacco control individuals he will assemble to continue strengthening existing initiatives and new efforts.

As Merkel Visits US, Germany's Trade Surplus Isn't the Problem
There was widespread anger in Germany in 2013 when it was revealed the US National Security Agency tapped Merkel's phone. A longtime commentator on conservative broadcaster Fox News, Grenell was an early supporter of Trump's foreign policy.

This story was produced by Side Effects Public Media, a news collaborative covering public health.


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