Warren Albrecht | United States
Paul Grimm, a district court judge for the District of Maryland ordered the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin the process of regulating E-cigarettes. Judge Grim did not believe that the FDA was moving fast enough by the complaints from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Scott Gottlieb, the former commissioner of the FDA and Alex Azar, the Secretary of the HHS among others.
An FDA spokesperson stated:
“[FDA] has and will continue to tackle the troubling epidemic of e-cigarette use among kids. This includes preventing youth access to, and appeal of, flavored tobacco products like e-cigarettes and cigars, taking action against manufacturers and retailers who illegally market or sell these products to minors, and educating youth about the dangers of e-cigarettes and other tobacco products…”