America will ban the tastes of electronic cigarettes to reduce the demand of adolescents
The US government will ban the sale of electronic cigarettes at fruit and candy stores in grocery stores and gas stations next week to counter the growing demand of teenagers.
The official said that the ban is tobacco, mint and mango will only be available in sinks, blow to San Francisco-based Labs and a leader in the electronic cigarette industry.
The department also tightened the age verification procedures for e-cigarette online sales.
The first restrictions of the administration, first reported by the Washington Post and approved by Reuters, do not apply to electronic retailers or to other specialty retailers.
The pressure to rein in electronic cigarettes rose after federal government data showed that the use of these teen cigarettes has increased by more than 75 percent since last year. The Food and Drug Administration called it an "epidemic."
The increase in demand for electronic cigarettes is in line with the sales of Gul Labs, which grew from 2.2 million units in 2016 to 16.2 million dollars last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In September, the Food and Drug Administration threatened to ban the sale of Joule and four other large companies that manufacture electronic cigarettes unless steps were taken to prevent minors from using them. The management gave these companies 60 days to submit plans to impose restrictions on the use of minors in their products, which is nearing completion.