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FDA chief worries about a new generation of kids getting hooked on nicotine through vaping

March 16, 2018


Access to e-cigarettes by kids is a “big concern” for the Food and Drug Administration, and the agency plans to take steps soon to better address the vaping problem.

Make no mistake, e-cigarettes contain nicotine, FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Friday, adding they’re becoming increasingly popular among young people.

“If all we end up doing is addicting a whole new generation on nicotine through e-cigarettes, then we will have done a bad service to this country,” he said on “Squawk Box.”

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