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FDA singles out Walgreens in nicotine sales crackdown

Joe Mont | March 4, 2019

The Food and Drug Administration is escalating its “forceful” crackdown on retailers and manufactures that allegedly sell nicotine-based products to minors. The initiative is part of the FDA’s Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan

“In recent months our vigorous enforcement efforts as part of the agency’s Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan have included a number of actions to combat the illegal sales of e-cigarettes to youth at brick-and-mortar and internet storefronts, as well as steps to target companies engaged in kid-friendly marketing that can increase the appeal of these products to youth,” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a statement

On Monday, he announced his agency was “taking several new actions, focused on both retailers and manufacturers, as part of our commitment to combat youth access to e-cigarettes.” Those efforts included ...

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