Young people are fond of electronic cigarettes, and this is a fact. The devices have all chances to remain among young people’s hobbies and pleasures, even though there are obstacles: new regulations aim to prevent the selling of electronic cigarettes to minors.
Officials from Food and Drug Administration (FDA) require from sellers not to provide electronic cigarettes or other tobacco related products to minors under 18 years of age. Also, the new regulations state that sellers should ask customers for identity cards before buying the products. In order to keep minors away from electronic cigarettes, vending machines that provide them will be placed only on areas dedicated to adults.
The Food and Drug Administration will also check the products already existing on the marked so that they make sure the electric cigarettes in shops are in good conditions, and they can be sold and used. So shop owners and providers might want to check the quality of their products too before officials get to do it for them.
The Food and Drug Administration is trying to develop a program through which electronic cigarettes should go extinct. People in the business are severely concerned about the faith of the industry and try to keep it alive. One of their strongest arguments is that electronic cigarettes users will take up actual tobacco, and this will be even worse for their health.
Electronic cigarettes offer users a mixture of nicotine, glycerine, propylene, and glycol, to which a wide range of flavors can be added. They are so popular among young people because they come with an affordable price, too. Normal cigarettes smokers use them too, in order to make the transition from smoker to non-smoker easier, but in most cases, they are drawn to electronic cigarettes and keep the habit.
Reports show that teenagers take up the habit at young ages and that electronic cigarettes can become addictive:
“The younger the kids were when they started, the more likely they were to keep using them. ” (Krysten W. Bold, Y ale School of Medicine).
The president of the American Vaping Association, Greg Conley, posted a message online:
“The bad news is that August 8th … marks the beginning of a two-year countdown to FDA prohibition of 99.9%+ of vapor products on the market. If we do not succeed in changing the FDA’s (new regulations), the vapor industry will shrink to almost nothing beginning August 8, 2018.”
Only time will tell which side will win.
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