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Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Meals and Drug Administration (FDA).
The U.S. Meals and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to fulfill top-level executives of e-cigarette makers, the company’s chief stated on Thursday, hinting that some firms appear to be backing away from commitments associated to youth’s entry to e-cigarettes.
“There isn’t any cause producers should look ahead to FDA to forcefully handle the epidemic. But some already seem to again away from commitments made to the FDA and the general public,” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb stated on Twitter.
@SGottliebFDAThe #FDA continues to conduct our own inquiries and/or investigations of e-cig makers related to marketing activities and other product-related issues. I’ll be reaching out to CEOs to schedule new meetings. Manufacturers and management are accountable for the youth epidemic. 5/5
In November, the FDA introduced sweeping restrictions on flavored tobacco merchandise, together with digital cigarettes well-liked amongst youngsters, and limiting sale of fruity or candy flavors at shops.
Tobacco large Altria and Juul Labs, amongst different e-cigarette makers, have stated that they supported efforts to restrict entry to e-cigarettes.
In a uncommon transfer final week, the U.S. Surgeon Common Jerome Adams issued an advisory urging aggressive steps in opposition to e-cigarette use amongst teenagers, which he stated has change into an “epidemic”.