Foryouvape Report, December 21st, according to foreign news reports, the New Tobacco Free Kids Campaign （CTFK） released a report that the US Food and Drug Administration court ordered a deadline to determine what e-cigarette products can stay on the market Three months later, teenagers across the country are still using flavored e-cigarettes.
According to a federal court order, e-cigarette manufacturers must submit marketing applications to the FDA before September 9, 2020, and products that apply in time can stay on the market for up to one year. The FDA reviewed the application and the deadline is September 2021. Expires on the 9th.
CTFK and other public health organizations have urged the FDA to reject all marketing applications for flavored e-cigarettes because there is clear evidence that flavored products contribute to the epidemic of e-cigarette use and nicotine addiction among young people.
The FDA has rejected marketing applications for more than 1 million flavored e-cigarette products. However, for e-cigarette brands with the largest market share or most popular with children, such as Juul, most Vuse products, NJOY, Blu, Smok, and Suorin, the FDA has not yet issued a decision.
According to CTFK, although menthol products are popular among children, the FDA is still considering whether to approve any menthol-flavored e-cigarettes.
In addition, more than 40 e-cigarette companies have filed lawsuits to challenge the FDA’s marketing denial order. Other companies-including Puff Bar, the most popular flavored disposable e-cigarette for children now-have begun to use synthetic nicotine because of the substance. It is not currently under the supervision of this agency.
To assess the impact of FDA’s actions so far on the availability of flavored e-cigarettes, CTFK scanned five top online e-cigarette retailers and 43 physical stores in eight cities in the United States. The organization pointed out that the scan provides a snapshot of the current e-cigarette market and is not intended to be a representative sample of national or online stores.
The main findings include that e-cigarettes and nicotine e-cigarettes suitable for children are still widely available; the best-selling e-cigarette brands can still be purchased; according to CTFK, the most popular e-cigarette brands among young people still have tastes that appeal to young people.
The organization called on the FDA to take prompt action on all remaining e-cigarette applications and deny authorization for all flavored e-cigarettes （including mint-flavored products）。
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