FDA Under Pressure To Release E-Cigarettes Policy
FDA Faces Mounting Pressure to Release Final E-cigarette Flavor Policy
The FDA is under mounting pressure to finalize its policy on flavored e-cigarettes.
The chairman of the House committee on oversight and reform’s subcommittee on economic and consumer policy sent a letter to the FDA Tuesday demanding action.
In the letter; Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi says, “I urge you to put the flavor ban in place today before one more child gets hooked by flavored e-cigarettes.”
On September 11, president Trump promised the FDA would be putting out some very strong guidance within two weeks.
Now more than a month later, lawmakers and health officials are expressing impatience.
Concern over e-cigarette use among young people has led to a backlash against vaping in the U.S.
An outbreak of vaping-related lung injuries has sickened more than 1,400 people.
The CDC, FDA, state and local health departments, and other clinical and public health partners are continuing to investigate the multistate outbreak.
Author: WLTZ Staff