According to foreign reports, the American Tobacco Free Children’s movement (ctfk) once again called for the prohibition of all flavored steam products after the food and Drug Administration (FDA) rejected the marketing application of about 55000 flavored e-cigarette products.
Ctfk welcomed the FDA’s decision, but pointed out that this denial only involved a small number of flavor products reviewed by the FDA.
Ctfk president miles wrote in a statement: “today’s action will effectively reverse the popularity of e-cigarettes among teenagers, provided that FDA still rejects all applications for flavored e-cigarettes (containing spices other than tobacco) and high nicotine products (such as Juul), which will put children at risk of addiction.”
According to the 2020 National Youth Tobacco Survey, 3.6 million children use e-cigarettes, of which nearly one fifth of high school students use e-cigarettes. Ctfk blamed the situation on flavored e-cigarettes. According to the organization, 83% of young e-cigarette users reported using spice products, and 70% of young users said they used e-cigarettes because of spices.
“To protect our children and end the popularity of adolescent e-cigarettes, the FDA should not authorize the sale of any flavored or high nicotine e-cigarettes,” Miles wrote.
The FDA must decide whether to approve the marketing application of e-cigarettes by September 9.