American Lung Association Says FDA Deserves ‘F’ Rating Over E-Cigs

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The American Lung Association says the Federal Government is not getting the job done when it comes to protecting kids from e-cigarettes.

In its annual State Of Tobacco Control Report, the American Lung Association gave the U.S. Food and Drug Administration an “f” grade.

The association’s president accuses the FDA of doing very little to combat e-cigarette use among high school students.

The association says nearly 21% of all high school students currently use e-cigarettes and that there was a 78% increase among high school students and e-cigarette use in 2-17 and 2018.

In a statement to, the FDA said it’s taken, “an escalating series of unprecedented actions” to stop young people from using tobacco particularly e-cigarettes.

However, the agency would not comment specifically on the American Lung Association Report.

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