The new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ban on most flavored e-cigarettes contains a loophole that allows teens to use disposable devices, The New York Times reports. Teens and school administrators told the newspaper that disposable e-cigarettes are popular among teens who formerly used Juul e-cigarettes.
The FDA rule permits the sale of menthol and tobacco flavored e-cigarettes. It also allows fruit, mint and dessert flavors to continue to be sold in disposable e-cigarettes, the newspaper notes. The loophole was designed to appease vape shop owners and adults who used e-cigarettes.
Disposable e-cigarette brands include Puff Bars, blu, Posh and Stig. They are pre-charged and pre-filled. Some are made in the United States, while other are imported from China. Some of these disposable devices have a higher nicotine level than Juul.
Last month, 30 senators sent a letter to FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn, criticizing the loophole that allows menthol-flavored cigarettes and single-use products to remain on the market.
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Vaping’s popularity exploded seemingly overnight, and it took many parents and families by surprise. Vaping, or Juuling as it is often referred to by teens and young adults (named after a popular vape device called JUUL), is the inhaling and exhaling of an aerosol produced by using a vape device.