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E-cigs using synthetic nicotine are now under FDA oversight

Teen Vaping-Synthetic Nicotine
Marshall Ritzel
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The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

The new law specifically targets companies like Puff Bar, which recently switched its formula to laboratory-made nicotine to avoid oversight. Puff Bar is the most popular brand among teenagers.

The Food and Drug Administration says it will begin cracking down on e-cigarettes that have used synthetic nicotine to skirt oversight.

The companies behind those products sell vaping flavors that appeal to kids.

Previously, the agency could only regulate products that used nicotine derived from tobacco. Under a new law that took effect Thursday, the FDA can regulate products using manmade nicotine.

The action specifically targets companies like Puff Bar. That company recently switched its formula to laboratory-made nicotine to avoid oversight.

Puff Bar is the most popular brand among teenagers, selling flavors like blueberry, strawberry banana and mango.

Click here to read more of this article from the Associated Press.