Senators urging FDA to review vape products – WAND

WASHINGTON (WAND) – Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and 13 others are pushing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to reconsider its decision to delay a review of vaping products.

Their concern is for products like the JUUL e-cigarette and other vape products that have flavors like cotton candy, gummy bear, and other sweets that they say are “clearly being marketed to children and teens.”

The senators want additional information from the FDA on its current oversight of e-cigarette products.

The use of e-cigarettes among high school students has gone from 1.5 percent to 16 percent between 2011 and 2015.

Durbin and his colleagues want the FDA to take immediate steps to ban kid-friendly candy and fruit flavorings used with e-cigarettes and cigars.

The letter the senators sent to the FDA asked them to answer the following questions by July 20:

1)    Please provide a complete list of all deemed tobacco products that were on the market prior to August 8, 2016, and, following your July 2017 announcement, are unfortunately allowed to remain on the market for several years without an

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