WASHINGTON (AP) — The government’s top doctor is taking aim at the best-selling electronic cigarette brand in the U.S.
Surgeon General Jerome Adams is urging swift action to prevent Juul and similar vaping brands from addicting millions of teenagers.
Federal law bars the sale of e-cigarettes to those under 18.
Federal officials are scrambling to reverse a recent explosion in teen vaping.
An estimated 3.6 million U.S. teens are now using e-cigarettes, representing 1 in 5 high school students and 1 in 20 middle schoolers.
Separate survey results released Monday showed twice as many high school students used e-cigarettes this year compared to last year.