10 recent moves to better regulate sales of vaping products

Hundreds of people across the country have been sickened by a severe lung illness linked to vaping. As a result, health officials, retailers and states have been working to better regulate the sale of e-cigarettes until the FDA understands the direct cause. 

Below is a list of 10 recent moves to better regulate the sale of e-cigarettes:  

  1. Rhode Island bans vaping products, CVS applauds decision.
    Rhode Island became the latest state to take legislative action against vaping when Gov.Gina Raimondo signed an executive order Sept. 25 banning the sale of flavored e-cigarettes. 

  2. New e-cigarette policy coming soon, FDA says.
    The FDA's acting commissioner, Ned Sharpless, MD, said the agency expects to finalize a policy on flavored e-cigarettes and vaping products in the coming weeks.

  3. Juul replaces CEO, halts advertising in US.
    Juul suspended all broadcast, print and digital product advertising in the U.S. The company also replaced its CEO.

  4. Vaping declared public health emergency in Massachusetts.
    Health officials on Sept. 24 declared a public health emergency in Massachusetts amid reports of dozens of vaping-related illnesses in the state.

  5. FDA wants to require e-cigarette makers to share marketing plans, safety studies before approval.
    The FDA released a set of newly proposed guidelines that e-cigarette makers must meet to sell their products.

  6. Walmart to stop selling e-cigarettes.
    Walmart will stop selling e-cigarettes at its U.S. stores and Sam's Club locations.

  7. CBS, WarnerMedia and Viacom will stop running e-cigarette ads.
    Several major media companies — CBS, WarnerMedia and Viacom — said they will no longer run e-cigarette advertisements.

  8. New York state first to outlaw sale of most flavored vaping products.
    New York state is the first in the country to ban the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes.

  9. California joins list of states looking to ban flavored e-cigarettes.
    California has joined a growing list of states taking measures to prevent the sales of flavored e-cigarettes. 

  10. California to spend $20M on anti-vaping awareness campaign.
    California plans to launch a $20 million public awareness campaign next month regarding the dangers of vaping. 

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