POLITICO PULSE: LAWMAKERS PRESSURE FDA TO TAKE FLAVORED E-CIGS OFF THE MARKET

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Washington, March 11, 2022 | comments
The letter, led by Wasserman Schultz and signed by more than 50 lawmakers, pointed out that it’s been more than six months since the FDA’s court-ordered deadline to complete pre-market tobacco reviews for e-cigarettes. Products from some of the most popular brands among kids, including Vuse Alto, SMOK and Juul, are still on the market while they await the FDA’s decision.
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POLITICO PULSE

LAWMAKERS PRESSURE FDA TO TAKE FLAVORED E-CIGS OFF THE MARKET — Reps. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) (D-Fla.) and Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) (D-Colo.) spearheaded a letter to Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert Califf on Thursday, requesting the agency deny all e-cigarette applications for non-tobacco flavored vapes, Katherine reports.

The letter, signed by more than 50 lawmakers, pointed out that it’s been more than six months since the FDA’s court-ordered deadline to complete pre-market tobacco reviews for e-cigarettes. Products from some of the most popular brands among kids, including Vuse Alto, SMOK and Juul, are still on the market while they await the FDA’s decision.

IT COMES ON THE SAME DAY the CDC released its annual survey of tobacco use among young people in the U.S. In 2021, roughly one in 10 middle and high school students had used a tobacco product during the preceding 30 days. The study showed that certain groups reported greater use of tobacco products — and therefore are at greater risk of their negative impacts — including students who identified as LGBT. E-cigarettes were the most commonly used tobacco product among young people, the study found.

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