FDA Takes Action Against Vaping

FDA Takes Action Against Vaping

***This article was first published on October 9th, 2018. Certain details have been updated to reflect new statistics and information.

As a mysterious lung disease linked to vaping continues to flourish across the country, the federal government has decided to take action in order to combat the rising numbers of teens and young adults flocking to these products. According to Washington insiders, the FDA is preparing to ban a large number of flavored vaping products, many of which act as a gateway into e-cigarette usage for teens.

In a recent statement, President Trump declared that vaping is a “new problem” that poses a fundamental threat to young adults across the country. With studies showing that over 25% of high school students are now vaping, it is no surprise that the government is making a move, if only to ensure that the next generation of Americans isn’t as a addicted to nicotine as their predecessors from the Boomer era.

Is it Easy for Teens to Buy E-Cigarettes Online?

A 2015 study examined how easy it is for minors to purchase e-cigarettes online. Dr. Rebecca S. Williams led a study with local law enforcement to test whether minors could easily purchase e-cigarettes online. The study had 11 minors and their parents place 98 illegal orders of e-cigarette products. Of the orders placed, 75 were successful. Of the 23 orders that failed, age verification only stopped five of them.

“With the drastic increase in teen vaping, it is crucial that e-cigarette companies and federal agencies work together to restrict teen access to these products,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

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