What it is:The FDA is cracking down on e-cigarette and vape sellers because their research shows that “e-cigs have become an almost ubiquitous—and dangerous—trend among teens.”
Why it’s a reminder: In an undercover blitz, the FDA sent 1,300 warning letters and fines to retailers, saying it “might consider taking e-cigarettes off the market if makers don’t do more to stop exponential sales to teenagers.” CEO of nonprofit The Truth Initiative urged the FDA to move faster, saying, “The time for action is before a product is in every high school in the United States, not after.” And since many of the devices look like USB drives, it’s possible they are in every high school already. Have your kids tried vaping? Are you sure? Even if they haven’t yet, they will probably be asked to soon. Make sure your kids know you’re on their side, then talk through the risks of vaping/juuling. (Check out our Parent Guide on vaping for more info!)
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