FDA signals crackdown on flavored cigars to reduce youth tobacco use

Juul Labs stops selling popular flavored e-cigarettes in retail outlets and halts social media promotion in advance of an agency announcement.

Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, signaled Tuesday that the agency plans action against flavored cigars — products that are especially popular among African American teens — as part of an aggressive effort to reduce underage vaping and smoking expected to be announced this week.

His comments came on the same day that Juul Labs announced it would stop selling most of its flavored e-cigarette pods — specifically, mango, fruit, creme and cucumber — in 90,000 retail outlets, including convenience stores and vape shops. The company also said it would halt its social media promotions of the products.

Source: FDA signals crackdown on flavored cigars to reduce youth tobacco use – The Washington Post