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Tobacco Regulation Report

The latest national tobacco rules and news—and what may be on the horizon
Tobacco Regulation Report

Retail Inspections

FDA officials have been conducting a nationwide undercover crackdown on the sale of e-cigarettes—specifically Juul-branded products from San Francisco-based Juul Labs—to minors at both bri...

Tobacco Regulation Report

Juul Responds: A $30 Million Initiative

After being specifically called out in Gottlieb’s Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan, Juul Labs announced it will actively support state and federal initiatives to raise the minimum age to purchase t...

Juul wasn’t the only e-cigarette manufacturer to respond to the FDA’s announcement. Fontem Ventures, the Charlotte, N.C.-based maker of blu e-cigarettes, said in a statement, “We imp...

Promising to tackle the growing use of electronic cigarettes by underage teenagers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced April 24 a four-stage enforcement and inquiry effort to better...

The FDA contacted San Jose, Calif.-based eBay to raise concerns over several listings for Juul products on its website. “We’re thankful for eBay’s swift action to remove the listings...

The company’s support of state and federal efforts to raise the minimum age of purchase for Juul and other vapor products to 21 and older follows the company’s actions in August 2017, when...

Others in the industry expressed concern over the FDA’s actions. Officials with Camarillo, Calif.-based Spark Vapor Brands took issue with some of the agency’s statements. From Spark&rsquo...

Part of that effort was a self-described “blitz” that sent FDA officials into retail establishments to uncover illegal sales of e-cigarettes to minors. While that operation officially bega...

The agency is contacting manufacturers directly and holding them accountable, Gottlieb said. “We need to examine all the available information to understand why kids are finding these products s...

Juul officials said they will launch or expand additional programs in 2018, including:—Investing in research and development to evaluate potential technologies to help prevent youth from gaining...

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