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Research Letter
June 24, 2019

Assessment of Underage Sales Violations in Tobacco Stores and Vape Shops

Author Affiliations
  • 1California Tobacco Control Program, California Department of Public Health, Sacramento
  • 2Institute for Population Health Improvement, University of California Davis Health System, Sacramento
  • 3Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California
JAMA Pediatr. 2019;173(8):795-797. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.1571

In 2018, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a 78% increase in vaping from 2017 to 2018 among high school students, an epidemic characterized by increased use of flavored tobacco products.1 With a goal to reverse this trend, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its intent to limit sales of flavored (excluding menthol) tobacco products to age-restricted (adult-only) locations, such as tobacco and vape shops.2