The companies receiving the warning:
- Mighty Vapors: Hulk Tears NicSalts, Frozen Hulk Tears NicSalts, Majestic Mango NicSalts, Frozen Majestic Mango NicSalts, Mystery Pop NicSalts and Frozen Mystery Pop NicSalts
- Liquid Labs: Vape SZNS Salty SZN Pom Berry Salts, Vape SZNS Salty SZN Kapital Grape Salts and Vape SZNS Salty SZN Neon Sours Salts
- V8P Juice: V8P Saltz Blonde Bombshell, V8P Saltz Mami Merengue, V8P Saltz Port Master, V8P Saltz Last Samurai, V8P Saltz Cowboy Killer and V8P Saltz Caribbean Don
- Hookah Imports: Yummy Gummy, Sexy Senorita and Raspberry Lemonade
Acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless displayed that he is totally on-message with the FDA’s ongoing teen-epidemic lie: “Today’s actions make clear that we will continue to keep a close watch on whether companies are breaking the law and will take swift steps when violations are found. Our work in this area has already resulted in a number of companies removing products from the market.”
“The marketing of illegal tobacco products is particularly concerning given the epidemic of youth vaping that we’re facing, which we know has resulted in part from irresponsible practices of manufacturers, importers and retailers who have targeted kids in their marketing of these products.”
“We are committed to tackling the troubling trend of youth e-cigarette use by continuing to use all available regulatory tools to ensure these products aren’t being marketed to, sold to, or used by kids. It is critical that we remain vigilant in our efforts to stem the increase in use and nicotine addiction in children driven by e-cigarettes, which threatens to erase the years of progress we’ve made combatting tobacco use among kids.”
While some might not take issue with the removal of some of the brands, the FDA’s continual reference to vaping being a “tobacco product” remains risible and demonstrates a lack of ability to understand the product at its most basic level.
Many were hoping that Acting Commissioner Sharpless would bring a breath of fresh air to the nonsense surrounding the so-called teen epidemic. Unfortunately, it appears he is too busy working on his cushy role in the pharmaceutical industry once he leaves, just like Scott Gottlieb.