FDA Chief Predicts An ‘Existential Threat’ To E-Cigarette Industry Unless Rates Of Young People Vaping Decrease
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said he could see a future where the entire category of e-cigarette and vaping products were pulled from shelves. E-cigarette use spiked 78 percent among high school students and 48 percent among middle school students over the last year, and the trends have become a main priority for Gottlieb.
FDA Threatens To Pull E-Cigarettes Off The Market
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says that e-cigarettes face an uncertain future in U.S. markets unless youth smoking rates drop over the next year. Speaking at a public hearing Friday in Silver Spring, Md., FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said he could see the entire category of e-cigarette and vaping products removed from store shelves if companies don’t stop marketing such products to youth. (Bowden, 1/19)
FDA: Level Of Young People Addicted To Vaping May Require Drug Therapies
The Trump administration's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner says levels of e-cigarette use among young people are reaching new heights even as traditional cigarette use drops to historic lows. Commissioner Scott Gottlieb remarked at a public hearing Friday in Silver Spring, Md., that it was shocking to him that the rate of young people addicted to e-cigarettes use, commonly referred to as "vaping," had reached levels where FDA-approved methods for quitting e-cigarettes could be necessary. (Bowden, 1/18)