Talking to CNBC, U.S. Food & Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb stated that the FDA is thinking about the possibility of restricting sales of some vapor items to vape stores, taking them out of corner store and other non-adult-exclusive retail places in order to decrease youth access to the items. Per Commissioner Gottlieb:
“We’re looking at what can be sold in brick-and-mortar stores and whether or not flavored products can be sold in regular stores like a 7-Eleven and a truck stop and a gas station, or whether or not flavored products on the market should be confined to adult vaping shops, which generally tend to do a better job of checking ID.”
This is welcome news undoubtedly, and if the FDA follows through on this recommendation that vape stores will be the unique retail points of sale for vapor items, will strengthen trust from the vapor neighborhood in a considerable method. Limiting where vapor items are offered, for that reason, is much more effective to limiting which vapor items are offered.