E-Cigarette Crackdown Among Minors

The FDA issued warnings to stores against illegal sale of Juul to children.

Brian Feldman
April 25, 2018 - 6:41 am
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WASHINGTON (AP) Federal health officials have announced a nationwide crackdown on underage use of a popular e-cigarette brand.

The Food and Drug Administration has issued warnings to 40 retail and online stores against illegal sale of Juul to children.

Among the places that have been put on notice are places like 7-Eleven stores, Shell gas stations and vaping shops.

For months, parents, school officials and politicians have been on the government's case, asking to get sales of Juul under control.

Because the devices look like a computer flash drive, Juul has become popular with some teens as a discreet way to get nicotine into their system.