U.S. health regulators are moving ahead with a plan designed
to keep e-cigarettes out of the hands of teenagers by restricting sales of most
flavored products in convenience stores and online.
The new guidelines, first proposed in November, are the latest
government effort to reverse what health officials call an epidemic of underage
E-cigarettes typically heat a flavored nicotine solution
into an inhalable vapor. Federal law bans their sale to those under 18, but 1
in 5 high school students report using e-cigarettes, according to the latest
Under proposed guidelines released Wednesday by the Food and
Drug Administration, e-cigarette makers would restrict sales of most flavored
products to stores that verify the age of customers or include a separate,
age-restricted area of the store for vaping products.
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