The U.S. government plans to restrict the sale of numerous flavored e-cigarettes. Not all will go against the original plans E-cigarettes with flavorings, but varieties that are particularly popular with young people. Flavors such as fruit or mint are no longer allowed, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said. The restriction applies to e-cigarettes whose cartridges are already filled when you buy them. The few other models with small tanks to fill yourself are exempt from the sales ban. The tobacco and menthol flavors can also be purchased. The restriction should take effect in 30 days.
The reason given was that efforts were being made to oppose the
increasing e-cigarette use among adolescents and
at the same time meet the needs of adult users with e-cigarettes
wanted to get rid of conventional tobacco products. US Secretary of Health Alex Azar said no substance has ever spread as rapidly as e-cigarette use by adolescents in US history. "We are not going to do nothing
watch this crisis grow and grow among America's youth
developed and we will continue to monitor the situation and
take additional steps if necessary, "said Azar.
Had in September
US President Donald Trump originally issued a further ban
brought up by flavors. Trump has said in the past
Months worried several times about the use of e-cigarettes, in particular
among teenagers. Most recently, the United States had the minimum age to
Purchase of tobacco products and e-cigarettes increased from 18 to 21 years.
E-cigarettes, in which a nicotine-containing liquid is vaporized,
have gained enormous popularity worldwide in recent years.
In a recent from the U.S. government commissioned survey
reported 28 percent of high school students in the past 30 days
To have smoked e-cigarettes.
While e-cigarettes initially as
less harmful alternative to conventional cigarettes
were concerned, concerns are growing among the authorities. The death of several people after using
E-cigarettes have in the United States Worry raised. The
According to the CDC, more than 50 people have died,
the number of sufferers is therefore more than 2,500 cases. The authorities suspect that the cause is an oil that is obtained from vitamin E and is contained in some of the e-cigarettes.
Germany and Europe-wide is not yet a similar increase of
Lung damage known. The complaints seem to affect users in
Restrict North America. In Germany the composition of the
Active substances in e-cigarettes are more strictly regulated than in the USA. In Germany, liquids for e-cigarettes may generally not be added to vitamins so that they do not give the impression that they are healthy.