Chain stores warned over e-cigarette sales to minors

Leading retail chains were prominent among the 1300 stores that received warning letters and fines following a summer-long undercover operation by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to crack down on alleged sales of e-cigarettes to minors.

The FDA list included 81 7-Eleven stores, 73 branches of Walgreens, plus Circle K convenience stores, and Shell and Mobil gas stations. The states to which most warning letters were sent were Florida (145), Illinois (122), Washington (101), Tennessee (81) and Michigan (49).

This news – along with details of legal changes and proposals in 11 states, the District of Columbia, and at federal level – were among 44 stories published last month by ECigIntelligence to subscribers through our daily US Live Alerts.

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