FDA warning letters sent to local retailers after alleged sales of e-cigarette products to minors

By Lindsay Fox from Newport beach, United States (E-Cig Display at Gas Station) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced a series of enforcement actions related to the sale and marketing of e-cigarettes to children.

More than 1,300 warning letters and fines to retailers who illegally sold JUUL and other e-cigarette products to minors during a nationwide, undercover blitz of brick-and-mortar and online stores this past summer.

The local stores received warning letters are the Speedway on Lincolnway in Goshen, the Deep Food Mart on State Road 15 in Goshen and Karma on Miller Drive in Plymouth.

In addition, the FDA is requesting manufacturers provide plans for mitigating youth sales within 60 days and warns it may restrict flavored e-cigarettes to address the epidemic.

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1 comment

Dan September 13, 2018 at 12:51 pm

Candy, Soda Pop and junk food are more harmful to our “children” than an E-Cig so when are we going to crack down on these items? We need an ordinance outlawing chocolate, fizzy drinks and all snack foods immediately. I just love the panic that is being put out there about these E-Cigs. Absolute propaganda as usual. Goshen banned E-Cigs same as cigarettes…Uneducated morons. For everyone that uses an E-Cig there is one less person use cigarettes. There is not a single study that agrees with these idiots that E-Cigs are harmful. They contain no carcinogenic chemicals or poisonous toxins. There are numerous studies that show the truth. No one will talk about these studies. Conservatively E-Cigs are 95% less harmful than cigarettes. The real number is closer to 98%. Truthfully it would be safer to sell these to children than candy, chips, sport drinks…Stop believing all the crap that is being spread about Vape and E-Cigs. Once they have control and are getting massive revenue from these products they will be deemed as “great” for people. Why are people so, so stupid?


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