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FDA vows to strengthen compliance for electronic nicotine products, calls for banning menthol in cigarettes, cigars

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In an effort to curtail youth tobacco use, the Food and Drug Administration announced Nov. 15 plans to strengthen the agency's compliance policy for electronic nicotine delivery systems products that are flavored by requiring they be sold in age-restricted locations in person and improving age verification processes for online.
Silver Spring, Md. — In an effort to curtail youth tobacco use, the Food and Drug Administration announced Nov. 15 plans to strengthen the agency's compliance policy for electronic nicotine delivery systems products that are flavored by requiring they be sold in age-restricted locations in person and improving age verification processes for online.

The announcement comes on the heels of the FDA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's release of the 2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey results, which shows more than 3.6 million middle and high school students are considered current (past 30 days) e-cigarette users — an increase of more than 1.5 million students in 2017.

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