FDA will ban flavored e-cigarettes at convenience stores around the country

WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration says they will ban the sale of flavored, cartridge based, e-cigarettes at convenience stores and gas stations around the country.

A senior FDA official tells NBC News the announcement will come next week. The move comes in response to the alarming increase in vaping by minors.

Public health experts have been complaining that the fruity, candy-like flavors found in e-cigarettes are targeted directly at children and teenagers.

Cartridge-based vaping products such as Juul will still be available at tobacco shops and vape shops.

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