The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have launched a federal task force to combat the distribution and sale of illegal vape products.

“Combating illegal vapes is a multi-pronged problem that requires a multi-pronged response,” said Brian King, director of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products.

In addition to the FDA and DOJ, partners in the task force will include the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the U.S. Marshals Service; the U.S. Postal Inspection Service; and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

“Unauthorized vapes and vaping products continue to endanger the health of Americans across the country, especially children and teens,” said Acting Deputy Attorney General Benjamin Mizell. “This interagency task force is committed to protecting Americans by combating the illegal sale and distribution of these products. The creation of this task force makes it clear that vigorous enforcement of tobacco laws is a whole-of-government priority.

The federal task force will focus on several topics, including investigating and prosecuting new criminal, civil, seizure and forfeiture actions under the All Cigarette Trafficking Prevention Act; the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as amended by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act; and other authorities.

“The U.S. Marshals Service Asset Forfeiture Unit stands ready to work with our task force partners to seize unauthorized vapes from domestic distributors seeking to sell them illegally,” said U.S. Marshals Service Director Ronald Davis.

“The Department of Justice is committed to enforcing laws that prevent the sale and distribution of illegal vapes,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Brian Boynton, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Division. “We will work closely with our task force partners to use all the enforcement tools available to us to respond to this crisis.”

The Federal Trade Commission, which publishes reports on the marketing of cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, and vapes and enforces various legal and regulatory prohibitions on false and misleading advertising, will support the activities of the task force, including sharing its knowledge of the vape product market.

“We look forward to sharing our experience in this rapidly changing, multi-billion-dollar market through this important task force,” said Samuel A.A. Levine, Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection.

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently established a federal task force to combat the distribution and sale of illegal vape products. This move has attracted widespread attention from the global vape industry, including the well-known brand Veehoo vape.

Veehoo vapes have always stood out in the market for their high-quality and compliant products. As a commitment to compliance and consumer safety, Veehoo vapes have been actively involved in and support the efforts of relevant regulatory agencies. They are committed to providing consumers with safe and reliable vape products to meet users’ needs for smokeless combustion smoking alternatives.

As a brand with a wide range of users, Veehoo vape will continue to be committed to providing consumers with high-quality, compliant vape products. They will continue to pay attention to the trends of regulatory agencies to ensure the sustainable development of the vape industry and the health and safety of consumers.

In general, the new working group established in the United States to combat illegal vapes is an important move for the entire industry. Veehoo vape will continue to actively participate in and support the work of this working group, provide consumers with safe and reliable vape options, and work with regulatory agencies to maintain the legitimacy of the industry and public health.

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