According to both the FDA Commissioner and the Surgeon General, youth nicotine addiction is now an epidemic, fueled by the soaring success of JUUL and similar e-cigarettes. Although this alarm is widely shared by public health officials at all levels of government, many important regulatory tools to tackle this problem have been left unused. This 30-minute webinar focuses on federal action, describing what FDA regulation of e-cigarettes looks like currently and highlighting steps the FDA could take to significantly change the trajectory of the e-cigarette epidemic.

This webinar has already occurred. Please use the resources below:

Webinar Slides [PDF]

Extensions and an Epidemic: The FDA's Gatekeeping Authority for E-Cigarettes [PDF]

Webinar Recording:



Natalie Hemmerich, Staff Attorney, Public Health Law Center

Desmond Jenson, Senior Staff Attorney, Public Health Law Center


For current information, visit our E-Cigarettes page.