FDA bans fruit, mint flavors in vaping cartridges, makes exception for vape stores

by Jordyn Pair · Jan 2nd, 2020 3:09 pm

The Food and Drug Administration announced on Thursday that it will ban the sale of fruit and mint flavors in closed e-cigarette cartridges, although it will still allow the sale of tobacco-flavored and menthol cartridges.

The rule does not apply to the tank-based products typically sold in vape shops.

The ban on fruit and mint flavors was described by officials as a compromise between cutting down on youth vaping while still protecting the industry and its small business owners.

The FDA said manufacturers will have 30 days to stop making and selling the flavored cartridges.

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