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FDA Says E-Cigarette Use Among Teens Has Become An Epidemic

December 7, 2019

Finally tonight some good news the FDA might
finally be ready to crack down on the illegal sale of addictive nicotine products to children. The agency recently announced that the use
of e-cigarette devices by children and teens in the United States has now reached epidemic
proportions. This announcement came after months of work
by the agency to determine how frequently teenagers under the legal age of 18 were able
to buy nicotine-filled e-cigarette devices across the country. The FDA found that retailers both online and
in-person were failing across the board to properly ID individuals seeking to buy e-cigarettes
and nicotine vaping juice, creating a two million new nicotine addicts in this country. Two millions. And they’re all under the age of 18. Nicotine’s considered the fifth most addictive
substance on earth. The FDA has so far failed to properly regulate
e-cigarettes and vaping devices, but this new information that they’ve gathered should
give them plenty of reasons to get on board and help prevent a new generation from getting
hooked on nicotine.


  • Reply Rachel Easton September 23, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    Oh good, I have to suffer thanks to some dumb teens. God I hate the younger generation. Organizations like the FDA have no right to interfere with my right to vape.

  • Reply Jordan Crawford September 23, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    What's crazy is teen smoking and vaping rates are at an all time low. According to that very same report that you're referencing. How could you guys miss that.

  • Reply Ex Governor Roy Romer September 23, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    But marijuana is the gateway drug. AMMIRITE!?

  • Reply Grsaekar September 23, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    Vape Nation ??

  • Reply 5argeTech / September 23, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    What about the Cannabis Vape…. 420 Revolution!

  • Reply Kaden Yorgason Progress - NO WAR September 23, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    We just need to let them vape juices with 0% nicotine and make more 0 nicotine juices for those teens who want to vape but we don't want being addicted to the nicotine. My brother who is 20 started vaping with 0% nicotine juice and has stuck to that. I have a feeling Kids would not vape as much if we allowed them to vape 0% nicotine juices because it would no longer be cool. We do need to not allow it in or on school grounds but I still think they should be able to vape if it has 0% nicotine

  • Reply NOT YOU September 23, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    Doesn't matter. The FDA under Trump is corrupt anyway.

  • Reply Nancy Mesek September 23, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    More than cigarettes or alcohol? Bull shit.

  • Reply King Yellowman September 23, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    Smoking at all time lows!

  • Reply Erick Rodriguez September 23, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    i dont agree with this assessment… i smoked since i was 14 tobacco and there weren't vaping devices which are way safer than normal cigarettes, so they have nicotine but they are way less harmful than its predecessor. people are always going to find a way to get drugs and i think its an improvement… better vape than smoke ciggarets,, and that 2 million minors vaping they would buy cigarettes anyway instead of vaping ..

  • Reply Axis Galaxis September 23, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    Just another way to cage n bill parents for amother crime to float gun n cage neo nazi professional corruptionist economies….lets make drinking coffee n cokes a crime. That will make sone serious max billed to taxpayer money…n fill private prisons to d brim…buy private prison stock..future is bright!..

  • Reply Jane A September 23, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    BULLSHIT big fat tobacco reclaiming those who have quit smoking via vaping by making this about selling flavored juice to kids. They want kids to smoke cigarettes, not the safer alternative. VAPING.

  • Reply Chosen Two September 23, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    The lead in their water should be labeled an epidemic. They don't have a choice or control over that.

  • Reply the7thsea September 23, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    We adults always get screwed by kids breaking the law .

  • Reply vynat draco September 23, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    That won't stop them dumbass. Same with video games…do some research. better to be addicted to vapor than smoke!

  • Reply Ken Evanska September 23, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    The FDA find that teens are not spending enough money on real tobacco cigarettes .
    The FDA are losing out. , ?

  • Reply laughingman666 September 23, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    not all vape juices have nicotine

  • Reply Mitchell Krouth September 23, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    Dam There is some sneaky marketing and advertising

    with guinea pigs side effect addicted young people

  • Reply Lyceaos September 23, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    think you need to expand on this cause what the FDA said to the companies was a neon sign saying "we took money from the cig companies you threaten wiht your products" seriously the demands by the FDA are so extreme they never asked anything near that from the cigerette companies. yes we need to start carding and regulating ecigs but what the FDA demanded was way out there in their terms

  • Reply Dogon Backwards September 23, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    This is bullshit. Waste of time.

  • Reply Dogon Backwards September 23, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    Teen smoking rates are down. Report that.

  • Reply Chris Howard September 23, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    Cigarettes or vaping, the numbers will be about the same. This is a bs story. While the FDA does need to do more and is, it doesn't change the number of underage kids trying either one of them. If vaping didn't exist would we be talking about a tobacco epidemic, nope. Big tobacco is winning once again.

  • Reply Tod Wanzer September 23, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    If you are not a tobacco addict, you don't get it. If you are, you are corrupt. It's a Catch-22. As an ex-addict I am terrified of nicotine.

  • Reply The Daily Dope Show September 23, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    I would be cautious of the FDA on this due to the fact that they don't even bother talking about cigarettes. Also, commenter who said it, yeah dipshits, they DO add chemicals to cigarettes, are you a fucking spokesperson for big tobacco or something? These comment sections are getting dumber and more full of paid liars than ever before.

  • Reply Detective Teddy September 23, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    I know some guys in my school that used these to get off of cigarettes

  • Reply sambone 101 September 23, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    You pap this FDA that says vaping is an "epidemic" also says that cigarettes and cigars shall be sold with no power to stop them…forever. you should do some reading about this subject or you should shut the fuck up about it! Unsub and go fuck yourself!

  • Reply s.j.j. Ormsfang September 23, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    There are exactly TWO vapers in my son's high school. They are using it to get off dangerous cigarettes. Have vapid myself. Turns out cigarettes are much more addictive than nicotine in vaping juices (if it is present at all).

    America's lawyer needs to become America's researcher, so he can avoid taking stances that are simply untrue.

    I used vaping as a means to stop chewing tobacco.

  • Reply gusgus240 September 23, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    Don't vape nicotine, vape THC!!!

  • Reply Gina C September 23, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    There IS vape juice that has no nicotine!!!

  • Reply September 23, 2018 at 9:32 pm

    Unless u know someone who makes their own vape oil, I wouldn't F wit it!

  • Reply Sandy September 23, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    Pap, for once I disagree with you. This is why kids have parents! Big Brother needs to stop interfering in people's lives! Next they will be arresting kids for vaping. With the opiod epidemic, this is a minor addiction. Why not ban SUGAR? Twinkies, diet soda, ice cream, plastic cheese. luncheon meats or better yet ban fat people from walking the streets or eating in public. What's next? GOVERNMENT SHOULD GO AFTER MANUFACTURERS. IT'S THE CHEMICALS IN OUR FOOD, WATER, AIR, EARTH that are killing people.

  • Reply thegreendank1 September 23, 2018 at 10:12 pm

    Your forgetting the fact that those kids vaping are not smoking cigarettes and the fact that it's helping millions of adults get off of harmful cigarettes. This is just a massive push to destroy vaping so the states that heavily rely on tobacco bonds can get thier money without caring about how many millions they kill in the process. They are threatening to ban vaping all together instead of placing the blame on the vendors. Fucking sad this channel stooped to this new low.

  • Reply Bill Ping September 23, 2018 at 10:30 pm

    Nicotine is no less healthy than caffeine or smart phone addiction, and the likelihood that one/both of those addiction afflicts the average American is significantly higher.

  • Reply AK V September 23, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    Thank you! I'm 23 and hate when friends and coworkers HAVE to have this with them or they feel sick.. it's smells bad and very, very, very stupid. If you do this to not Smoke.. Then you're are not changing anything. It's basically the same. Just not as bad, 'as' bad..

    I understand this being used for smokers to tend away from cigarettes. But not teenage kids who use this to look cool.. Then get addicted to it .

  • Reply crazy observations September 23, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    Unless they make nicotine completely illegal they will never stop generations of nic users. They probably won't stop it then either. Vaping is 1000x better for you than smoking

  • Reply James Oxford September 23, 2018 at 11:49 pm

    well that's one way to frame it… Or you could point to the vaping adults that use it to get away from smoking and that the types of regulations being talked about will just take vape companies out of the hands of small business owners, where what the put in eliquid can be trusted and put it into the hands of big tobacco. great idea

  • Reply Alexander Reyne September 23, 2018 at 11:52 pm

    Yeah, they should just smoke cigarettes, instead, huh FDA?

  • Reply codemann 719 September 23, 2018 at 11:59 pm

    This kindda shit a joke makes me feel tabbacco companies got sum to do with this because no matter what vaping is healthier. I feel its just gonna push more back to cigs

  • Reply Darth Locus September 24, 2018 at 12:03 am

    The FDA is ultra corrupt

  • Reply Clarence Watts September 24, 2018 at 12:52 am

    They complain about vaping is bad for you but it's not. They complain about the smell so vaping gets rid of the smell with different flavors. I rather Vape then go ahead and have the stinky cigarette smell. I like watermelon and that's the flavor I use.

  • Reply MyNoSkips September 24, 2018 at 1:04 am

    Nictone isnt really even dangerous. Did you know….

    Here are a few common vegetables and plants, mostly from the Solanaceae (nightshade) family, shown to have nicotine content.

    Tomato. It has an average of 7.1 -7.3 ng/g wet weight. …Potato. …Eggplant. …Teas. …Peppers and Capsicums. …Cauliflower.

  • Reply MyNoSkips September 24, 2018 at 1:05 am

    Google search food with nicotene… No wonder im addicted to tomatoes eggpplants ect. Guess we should ban them too and let them smoke real cigs.

  • Reply Elisheva Slomiuc September 24, 2018 at 1:20 am

    The FDA is currently conducting two studies on the use of tobacco and nicotine products among young people. My kids are part of one study that will last three years. The other study is a ten year study that will run for five more years.

  • Reply James Booth September 24, 2018 at 1:40 am

    Here is a good reporter for the vape news.

  • Reply Eevee Lunice September 24, 2018 at 3:13 am

    Except that they're not doing this for good reasons, they want them to stop paying for E-Cigs and instead start buying real cigarettes. In fact, most E-Cigs make people stop smoking, never going onto nicotine substances.

  • Reply Nicole Campbell September 24, 2018 at 4:25 am

    Actually its not the FDA finally doing something. FDA has been trying for years to research and get E-cigarettes more regulated. The makers of the products have been fighting them tooth and nails for years. There has been stories about this for years. So what you mean to say is that the FDA is finally being ALLOWED to be able to control E-cigarettes more. Love this channel but this is sloppy news wording.

  • Reply Jane A September 24, 2018 at 4:34 am

    Fuck the FDA and the mango Mussolini running it.

  • Reply elfdrow September 24, 2018 at 10:33 am

    ok I was about to put a thumb down on this video… but they are seeking legislation to prevent nicotine juice to be sold to minors… I'm onboard with this!
    that's the kind of legislation needed! regulate the quality of e-juices to prevent harmful chemicals and toxic materials on the coils, and the sale to minors. at least they are addressing one of the issues.
    finally a decent news about vaping and not a hit piece.

  • Reply jl sc September 24, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    It would be about time. Vaping is an incredibly irritating and dangerous habit. I've seen cars that were so filled with smoke you couldn't see the driver. Once again, marketing has beat out health concerns. Watch you tube videos from top gamers that kids follow, and almost without fail, they will be vaping.

  • Reply Cool Hand Mark September 24, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    Vaping is just another ignorant f'ing American fad, I just returned from 3 months in Australia and nobody there Vapes!

  • Reply soberpunk September 24, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    Maybe they should be going after the people selling it to minors. The vape shop I go to makes EVERYONE show their ID no matter what. No ID, no sale. They won't even take devices out of the showcases. It is possible for a website to use age verification. The truth is, vaping really does get people off of tobacco cigarettes. I don't see how that's a bad thing. Parents, shop owners and companies are the problem.

  • Reply tuxjunkie September 25, 2018 at 12:11 am

    The Ring of Fire – just curious, is your channel named for what happens to one's anal sphincter after eating spicy food and drinking draft beer?

  • Reply Sugar Wolf September 25, 2018 at 5:45 am

    FDA = ?______

  • Reply Autumn Blues September 26, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    Hmmm…smoke cigarettes or vape which is 95% better for the body?

  • Reply Lisa Godin September 26, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    So? Stop dictating! Nicotine beats Heroin!

  • Reply Raemon Loendorf October 1, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    How come as an adult I have to be regulated on what I want to buy because parents don't know how to deal with their kids? How is this my responsibility? Fuck the FDA & fuck this.

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