The US authorities have decided to impose draconian restrictions on the sale of electronic cigarettes to conserve the young, very consumer of this product, especially in its flavored form.
The American Health Service (FDA) announced Thursday that it has proposed banning electronic cigarette perfume sales online. These would therefore only be available in stores. The FDA also intends to impose a ban on sales of cigarettes and cigarillos cigars. These proposals must be submitted to a public consultation period until June before they enter into force.
The number of US high school newspapers increased by 78% from 2017 to 2018, according to the latest data from a national youth and tobacco survey. "These figures shock my conscience," said Scott Gottlieb, head of the FDA. "This rise (in consumption) has to stop and the guideline is this: I will not let a generation of children depend on nicotine via electronic cigarettes," he added.
From 2016, the FDA regulates electronic cigarettes, forbidden for example for sale for minors. It has also multiplied controls. But although it looked like the elevated increase in the number of newspapers among the young Americans, it decided to break, the smells available for electronic cigarettes seem to irresistibly attract young people.
Many carcinogenic cigarettes, such as tar, are not found in electronic cigarettes. On the other hand, they contain nicotine, a product not associated with cancer but causing addiction.