It was an expected move. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to ban sales of most flavored e-cigarettes in convenience stores, including gas stations, in an effort to reduce the popularity of vaping among youth. The announcement is expected on Nov. 13.
The regulatory agency also plans to require strict age-verification measures for online sales to try to ensure that minors are not able to buy the flavor pods. The FDA would not confirm the possibility of banning closed pod-based systems too.