Statement from CDC Director on FDA plan to remove non-tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes from market

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC Director, Robert R. Redfield, MD releases statement about FDA intentions to to remove e-cigarettes from the market

Atlanta, GA (STL.News) – Statement by CDC Director, Robert R. Redfield, MD, CDC Director:

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

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