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
Roeseler A, Vuong TD, Henriksen L, Zhang X. Assessment of Underage Sales Violations in Tobacco Stores and Vape Shops. JAMA Pediatr. Published online June 24, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.1571
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