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09/11/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/11/2019 16:35

Statement from CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, M.D., on FDA plan to remove non-tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes from market

CDC strongly supports FDA's announcement today that it intends to finalize an enforcement policy that will clear non-tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes from the market. This is an important step in response to the epidemic of e-cigarette use among our Nation's youth, and will help protect them from a lifetime of nicotine addiction and associated health risks. Clearing the market of non-tobacco-flavored products is important to reverse this alarming epidemic.

Any tobacco product use, including e-cigarettes, is unsafe for youth. Nicotine can harm the developing adolescent brain. We must do everything we can to reduce the use of e-cigarettes among middle and high school students.

-Robert R. Redfield, MD, CDC Director