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Health & FitCBS, WarnerMedia, Viacom ban e-cigarette advertisements

03:55  19 september  2019
03:55  19 september  2019 Source:   nbcnews.com

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FDA orders four companies to stop selling flavored e-cigarette, hookah products The actions come as the agency is trying to crack down on the youth epidemic of e-cigarette use. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The agency on Thursday said it has issued warning letters to Mighty Vapors LLC, Liquid Labs USA LLC, V8P Juice International LLC and Hookah Imports Inc. and has sought their response within 15 days. Failure to correct the violations may result in further action, such as seizure or injunction, the agency said.

CBS and WarnerMedia have decided to ban ads for Juul and other e - cigarette makers amid global health concerns over a mysterious vaping-related lung disease that has claimed the lives of Share All sharing options for: CBS and WarnerMedia ban e - cigarette advertisements amid vaping health crisis.

CBS decided to stop taking future e - cigarette advertising , a spokesman confirmed to CNBC on Wednesday. The decision comes nearly a week after CNN's parent company WarnerMedia is also dropping e - cigarette advertising from its other networks. That includes cable channels TNT and TBS

CBS, WarnerMedia, and Viacom have decided to ban Juul and other electronic cigarette advertisements on their networks following a surge of mysterious vaping-related diseases that has claimed the lives of seven people.

CBS, WarnerMedia, Viacom ban e-cigarette advertisements© Getty

A CBS spokesperson confirmed to NBC News on Wednesday that it will not accept any e-cigarette advertising on its network. WarnerMedia said it's dropping e-cigarette ads from its networks TNT and TBS, which have both run ads for Juul in recent weeks.

"Given warnings from the CDC, the AMA and the American Lung Association to consumers, our company has revised its policies regarding e-cigarette advertising, and will no longer accept advertising for this category," WarnerMedia said in a statement on Wednesday. "We will continue to monitor the investigations by relevant medical agencies and may re-evaluate our position as new facts come to light."

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WarnerMedia is comprised of HBO, Turner and Warner Bros. Together, these business units are leaders in the industry in creating premium content, operate one of the world’s largest TV and film studios and own a vast library of entertainment content.

Advertisement . News. India announces ban on e - cigarettes . The Indian government said it would ban e - cigarettes to protect its youth, echoing a similar ban planned by President Donald E - cigarettes have been marketed as safer than cigarettes , as they heat up a flavored liquid into vapor for inhalation.

Viacom has also advertised for Juul in the past two weeks on networks including BET, CMT, TV Land, and Paramount Network. Viacom told CNBC that it will no longer air ads regarding e-cigarettes effective immediately.

Many e-cigarette users are teenagers. More than 25 percent of high school seniors and more than 20 percent of high school sophomores said they'd vaped within the past month.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that at least seven people have died and more than 400 people are suffering from a mysterious lung disease believed to be linked to vaping. In many cases, patients vaped both nicotine and THC, the ingredient in marijuana that gives users a high.

The outbreak is prompting lawmakers to demand stricter regulation for e-cigarettes. A week ago, the Trump administration announced plans to ban flavored e-cigarettes. New York officially became the first state to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes on Tuesday, citing the increasing health concerns.

Juul did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Wednesday.

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Ohio is one of 18 states that have raised the minimum age for purchasing cigarettes, cigars, electronic cigarettes and other tobacco products. The law signed in July by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine also applies to rolling papers, filters and other smoking and vaping accessories.Violations could lead to penalties for both the seller and buyer. State officials say it also will become illegal to give such products to someone under 21.The governor and other supporters of the change say the new law is intended to help prevent children from becoming smokers.

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