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FDA warns 10 companies over unauthorized e-cigarette products targeting youth

Letters were also sent to companies marketing e-liquids that imitate “packaging for food products that often are marketed and appeal to youth, such as candy, or feature cartoon characters like SpongeBob SquarePants.”

News 12 Staff

Apr 28, 2020, 10:01 PM

Updated 1,545 days ago

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The FDA issued 10 warning letters to retailers and manufacturers who it says are marketing unauthorized electronic cigarette products to the youth.
According to a news release from the FDA:
 
Letters were also sent to companies marketing e-liquids that imitate “packaging for food products that often are marketed and appeal to youth, such as candy, or feature cartoon characters like SpongeBob SquarePants.”
“The public should really be outraged by these products. The FDA is especially disturbed by some of these new products being marketed to children and teens by promoting the ease with which they can be used to conceal product use, which appeals to kids because it allows them to conceal tobacco product use from parents, teachers, law enforcement or other adults,” said Mitch Zeller, J.D., director of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products.
Companies that received letters:
  • Vaprwear Gear, LLC (manufacturer, online retailer)
  • Vapewear, LLC (manufacturer, online retailer)
  • Wizman Limited (manufacturer, online retailer)
  • EightCig, LLC (online retailer)
  • Ejuicepack, LLC (online retailer)
  • Vape Royalty, LLC (online retailer)
  • VapeCentric, Inc. (online retailer)
  • Dukhan Store (online retailer)
  • VapeSourcing (online retailer)
  • Shenzhen Uwell Technology Co., Ltd. d/b/a DTD Distribution Inc. (importer, retailer)
 


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