The US plans to restrict sales of candy-flavored e-cigs at convenience stores before the top FDA leader leaves office

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  • The US Food and Drug Administration will soon announce broad restrictions on where flavored e-cigarettes are sold.
  • FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told Business Insider he is "100% certain" that it will be settled before he leaves the job in a few weeks. Gottlieb gave notice this month that he's resigning to spend more time with his family.
  • The change "will effectively mean that they're not going to be sold in convenience stores in the way they're being sold right now," Gottlieb said.

The US Food and Drug Administration will soon announce broad restrictions on where flavored e-cigarettes are sold, in an effort to prevent young people from taking up vaping.

The crackdown is intended to combat the surge in popularity of vaping devices like Juul among the under-18 crowd, and will be finalized before FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb steps down in the next few weeks, he told Business Insider during an interview about his departure from the post. He also hinted at "some other changes" aimed at curbing youth vaping. See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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