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FDA Will Keep Pressure on Teen Vaping, Acting Commissioner Says

April 16, 2019, 6:05 PM

The Food and Drug Administration’s new acting commissioner said April 16 that he’ll maintain the agency’s crackdown on youth vaping.

Acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless used his first official remarks to staff to reassure them that he plans to “maintain FDA’s current course of action in every area and proceed full-speed ahead,” according to a copy of his remarks released by the agency.

Norman Sharpless
Photographer: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call Group/Getty Images

Sharpless, 52, is the former director of the National Cancer Institute. He took over at the FDA after Scott Gottlieb stepped down from the top spot earlier this month. There had been some speculation that Gottlieb’s ...

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