(CNN)The head of the United States Food and Drug Administration took goal Wednesday at Juul and other electronic cigarette producers, cautioning that they need to display in the next 2 months how they’ll keep the gadgets from the hands of youths.

Noting an “epidemic” rise in teenager usage of e-cigarettes, FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb alerted the FDA may need business to alter their sales and marketing practices; stop dispersing items to sellers who offer to kids; and eliminate flavored e-cigarette items from the marketplace.
“I utilize the word epidemic with fantastic care,” Gottlieb stated. “E-cigs have actually ended up being a practically common– and harmful– pattern amongst teenagers. The troubling and speeding up trajectory of usage we’re seeing in youth, and the resulting course to dependency, should end. It’s just not bearable.”