Schumer calls FDA chief to ban e-cigarette flavors


FILE – In this Aug. 21, 2018 file photo, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks with reporters following the weekly Democratic policy meetings, at the Capitol in Washington. Schumer says Marriott hotel officials should pay for new passports for customers whose passport numbers were hacked as part of a massive data breach. The New […]

Senator Chuck Schumer has joined the call to ban e-cigarette flavors. The Senate Minority Leader addressed the issue on Sunday. 

He’s urging outgoing-FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb to take action before he leaves his position in April.

Schumer said Gottlieb’s administration has made good strides. He wants the commissioner to seal the deal before new leadership takes over. 

“They haven’t taken those ideas across the finish line and formally implemented them. This inaction comes amongst new CDC data that shows that the craze among kids for these, these e-cigs, is greatly on the rise. It’s exploding,” said New York’s Senior Senator.

Schumer’s call to ban the flavors on a federal level follows New York State legislation introduced in February in the senate. That legislation aims to ban the sale and distribution of flavored e-liquids in the Empire State.  

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