The ongoing efforts of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) into tracking teenagers’ vaping use has shifted into overdrive.
The federal agency announced it’s eager to further investigate fledgling vaping technology, which would help block usage by minors, according to fortune.com.
Here are some of the highlights of the new JUUL app when it’s paired to a cellphone:
· Age verification of users;
· A product locking tool when the device leaves the cell’s range;
· A navigation-type tool that locks devices if comes near school sensors.
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said he approved of companies continuing R&D on anti-teen vaping tech. If the new tech proves effective, the commissioner added he will utilize the FDA’s power to reach regulatory approval.
It recently raised the curtain on a new vaping educational campaign targeting minors. Titled “The Real Cost,” the FDA announced it invested $60 million for online and in-school vaping prevention advertisements, according to fortune.com.