US authorizes for the first time the sale of an electronic cigarette

It was a little over a year ago when the electronic cigarettes of flavors were banned, except those of Aroma to Tobacco and the menthols, but now the United Sta

US authorizes for the first time the sale of an electronic cigarette

It was a little over a year ago when the electronic cigarettes of flavors were banned, except those of Aroma to Tobacco and the menthols, but now the United States has just authorized for the first time in history the sale of the vapeo vouse device manufactured by the giant of Tobacco RJ. Reynolds, owned by British American Tobacco.

The argument made by the Medicine Agency (FDA) is that the data provided by the manufacturer showed that its tobacco-flavored products can help smokers to "significantly reduce" consumption of conventional cigarettes, the Main cause of preventable deaths in the country.

The authorization will allow Vuse to market three of its products flavored to tobacco, while rejected another ten of the same brand with different flavors. The fruity electronic cigarettes are very popular among young people and awaken a great suspicion among the detractors of tobacco because they are "hooking" smoking at early ages.

According to Mitch Zeller, director of the FDA tobacco products center, the decision approved this Tuesday represents an important step to ensure that all new tobacco products are subjected to a "solid scientific evaluation" by the Agency of the Previous Medicine at its commercialization.

However, from the agency they know that the authorization is controversial and that is why it made it clear that although they can continue selling themselves in the country, it does not mean that they are safe or are "approved by the FDA". "All tobacco products are harmful and addictive and who do not use them should not start," he warned in a statement.

The FDA recognized this Tuesday that it is aware of the results of the last national survey on youth smoking, according to which 10% of the vape students named Vuses as their preferred brand. But he also justified authorizing his aroma to tobacco "because they are less attractive flavors for young people."

The announcement was received as a cold water jug by anti-abacus groups. "We are dismayed," he regretted the American Association of the Lung, who insisted that the only way to end the "epidemic" of juvenile vape is to remove all products with a high nicotine content and the electronic cigarettes of flavors.

According to official data, so far this two million high school students and baccalaureate reported that they currently use electronic cigarettes and eight out of ten vape with flavors fluids. The FDA has been promoting campaigns to stop their use after noticing that a quarter of the young people recognizes that it does it daily.

Updated Date: 15 October 2021, 16:34

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