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>> These look like candy, taste like candy, and they're also largely responsible for an epidemic of teen-aged e-cigarette smokers. That's according to US Food and Drug Administration chief Scott Gottlieb, who on Wednesday said he is considering banning all flavored e-cigarettes. Reuters Jasmine Abutaleb.>> There's a lot of concern that e-cigarette makers are creating and marketing flavors specifically aimed at kids.
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So they'll create flavors like bubble gum, sour worms, other candy and fruit flavors that are clearly aimed at children. And the FDA commissioner is worried that it's going to create a new generation of people addicted to nicotine.>> Many of these liquid flavors made by companies such as Jewel Labs, Views, and Blue.
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More than 2 million middle school and high school students used e-cigarettes last year, according to the FDA>> As a result, Gottlieb says he's considering pulling all flavored e-cigarettes from the US market. Sending letters Wednesday to top manufacturers, that give them 60 days to come up with plans on how to reduce teen vaping.
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As part of broader efforts, the FDA said it issued more than 1,300 warning letters and fines to retailers, who the agency said illegally sold e-cigarette products to minors.