Rockland’s Congresswoman Pushes FDA to do More to Keep E-Cigs out of Kids’ Hands

Rockland’s Congresswoman questioned the FDA yesterday on Capitol Hill regarding e-cigarettes. They’ve become increasingly popular with kids and the FDA’s been seemingly reluctant to take a stronger position on them. During a budget hearing, Nita Lowey said kid-friendly flavors have got lots of kids hooked…

Audio: Nita Lowey

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said more will be done to keep e-cigarettes out of the hands of kids in the coming weeks…

Audio: Scott Gottlieb

The FDA currently has the authority to go after e-cigarette makers and retailers if they violate a ban on sales to people under 18. According to the Washington Examiner, a recent study found e-cigarette use grew 900 percent among high school students from 2011 to 2015.

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