FDA chief calls for meeting with CEOs of e-cigarette companies amid crackdown

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Thursday called for a meeting with CEOs from top e-cigarette companies to discuss their commitments to help stop a rise in teen vaping.

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Thursday called for a meeting with CEOs from top e-cigarette companies to discuss their commitments to help stop a rise in teen vaping. Gottlieb suggested that some executives have backed down from their commitments, and indicated he will be sending letters asking the CEOs of vaping companies to meet to "discuss commitments they made last month, and why some are changing course." FDA has launched a major push to stop e-cigarette sales to minors, accusing manufacturers and retailers of contributing to an "epidemic" of use among kids and teenagers. The National Institute on Drug Abuse recently released data showing that the number of high school seniors who say they used an e-cigarette within the last 30 days spiked by 75% since last year.