The Food and Drug Administration, seeking to prevent nicotine addiction in young people, plans to ban flavored e-cigarette sales in gas stations and convenience stores and will propose banning menthol flavoring in traditional cigarettes.
E-cigarettes and their liquid nicotine flavors would continue to be sold in dedicated vape stores, where the FDA believes age verification procedures are more reliable. Gas stations and convenience stores will be able to keep selling e-cigarettes and liquid nicotines flavored like tobacco and menthol.
An FDA spokesperson confirmed the upcoming announcement, which could come as early as this week and was first reported by The Washington Post.
The curbs on the nascent e-cigarette industry comes as federal officials have become increasingly alarmed about growing use among young people….