Do teens need help kicking the vape habit? The FDA thinks so

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By Maggie Fox

The Food and Drug Administration thinks that teen addiction to vaping is so bad that it may have to encourage the development of products to help them kick this new habit of not smoking, but of vaping.

It’s ironic, since e-cigarette companies have long positioned their products as aids to help people quit the more dangerous, so-called combustible tobacco products.

But, given the giant spike in teen e-cigarette use, it may be time, the FDA says.

“FDA is holding a public hearing to obtain the public’s perspectives on the potential role drug therapies may play in the broader effort to eliminate youth e-cigarette and other tobacco product use,” the agency said in a statement Monday.