FDA Warning Letters

FDA Rounds Up Another Pack Of Folks Hawking Tobacco Products To Kids

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, has put together another collection of official warning letters to companies the agency says are violating the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act by selling e-liquids directly to minors.

Under current law, retailers cannot legally sell certain tobacco-related products to anyone under the age of 18. The list of prohibited items includes:

  • E-liquids
  • Cigars
  • Pipe tobacco
  • Waterpipe tobacco
  • Dissolvable tobacco products
  • Electronic nicotine delivery system products with tobacco derivatives

The companies allegedly caught in  the act include:

  • Black Moon Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a Black Moon Ejuice Company – represented by Griffin Granberg
  • Swirling Winds Vapors LLC d/b/a Incredible Bulk Juice – represented by Eric Zurlo and Christopher Powell
  • Eco Juices (Global) Ltd – represented by Paul Hunt
  • eCig Factory Limited – represented by Ali Asgor
  • Capi Vape – no corporate representative listed
  • Nova Vapors, LLC – represented by Buckley Joe Pepper
  • LZD Investments LLC d/b/a 21st Street Vapor – represented by Michael Lardarello
  • Wholesome Wholesales d/b/a Wholesome Vapes – no corporate representative listed
  • CigaWatt, LLC – represented by Janelle Squire

Two of the websites are registered in the UK but that does not exempt them from their responsibility to protect minors in the US.

Each company was given 15 working days to respond. Failing to do so, says FDA, could result in criminal prosecution, monetary fines and asset seizure.