On the issue of flavors, including flavored e-cigarettes and e-liquids, the FDA said it is concerned about youth and their exposure to nicotine but also understands the role flavored tobacco products may play in helping some adults quit smoking cigarettes. Now that the comment period for flavored tobacco products closed this past July, the agency said it will “expedite the review and analysis of the comments so that we can leverage the information into policy as quickly as possible, should the science support further action.”

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