by Axios | Updated on 9.25.18
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The Food and Drug Administration is considering a ban on the online sale of e-cigarettes, Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said at an Axios News Shapers event this morning. New limits on flavored products are also on the table, he said; the agency will release new data about teen vaping and announce its next steps in November.
Why it matters: Gottlieb has consistently said e-cigarettes can be a safer option for adults who smoke cigarettes, but that the products are "too appealing" and "too accessible" to children and teens. Regulations to ban or at least curb online sales or flavored products could come soon, Gottlieb said today.
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Vaping has helped hundreds of thousands of people including myself quit smoking. But it’s like anything product, there’s aways some form of risk. Teens will always find a way to get what they want - alcohol, tobacco based products, marijuana you name it. There is no way for any industry to have a fail safe method that stops the wrong people from getting what they want. So if they plan to try and ban e-cigarettes, then the products will go underground. Put the proper regulations in place, hold accountable the bad players and move on. A ban would just make folks who have stopped smoking shift back to cigarettes, cigars, whatever and the teens will follow.
There is no reason to ban online vape sales, regardless of how much tobacco lobbyists want to.
Any form of tobacco is unhealthy and our youth cannot be allowed to access this trash. Ban it.
Nothing is banned on the internet! Grab a TOR browser and join us in the dark web.
Prohibition only increases the perceived value of an item. Good treatments. Dont treat at the symptoms treat they trest the disease.
I really don't appreciate the cloud of vapor coming from rude individuals as you walk down the street.
Imagine if your vape pen could also shoot bullets...then the right would be all like “You aren’t going to take my vape gun! it’s our right to vape arms, it says so in the constitution!” (Sometimes I wonder if the only thing the right stands for is the right to love hypocrisy)
Not until you ban gun sales online
Why not ban cigarette purchases online too?
I have quit smoking for over 5 years by switching to vaping. I’m allergic to nic patches and I’m not quitting while this administration is ramping up my anxiety. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-britain-ecigarettes/e-cigarettes-are-95-percent-less-harmful-than-tobacco-uk-study-idUSKCN0QN2AC20150818
We have bigger issues than this. Honestly. And to be frank, just because you ban them from buying online, won’t change the fact that kids, teens, etc will still very easily find access to these things. Id rather my kids have access to a vape than deciding to bum cigarettes off people instead. Parents should be dealing with their children, and YOU should be dealing with things that matter more in this country.
FYI, you look really stupid vaping.
Ban them everywhere.
Vaping is healthier than smoking. So justification to prevent it is a purr political restriction with out merit. It is a cheaper product than smoking and is not taxed as tobacco is so this is to eliminate a competitive alternate to the high profitable government tax.
This would be detrimental to millions of people who use or will use vaping to stay off of combustible smoking. What a horrible idea. https://www,mtbakervapor.com/
As a person who owns an e liquid brand and manages a retail vape shop I support restricting online sales to only business to business transactions in order to prevent youth access but for adults this has been a life saving product that has helped countless people get off and stay off cigarettes. Teens should not have easy access to these products and young adults who have never smoked cigarettes shouldn’t be vaping! Well people will make their own decisions based on truthful information and the government needs to step back and stop destroying the meaning of the word freedom
i dont want to smoke cigs and vaping keeps me off that
Great work. Don’t go after the bad stuff that effects us all. If I had a kid who was into doing drugs, I’d say trade that for vaping. 🖕Just because the FDA doesn’t have all of the facts about harmful effects of vaping, why are they so quick to denounce it? Investigate! Do your job. Or, have you been bought by lobbyists?
Good, they should also study the ingredients and ban those that are harmful
stop curtailing use and sales and issue warnings like with cigarettes.