FDA sends warning on nicotine gummies

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A first-of-a-kind warning from the FDA Thursday night.

The agency is calling nicotine gummies a public health crisis waiting to happen among young people.

The FDA sent a warning letter to VPR brands out of Florida. The company markets fruit flavored gummies with “tobacco-free nicotine.”

Federal regulators say the illegal candies could cause nicotine poisoning or death if eaten by small children.

The company has 15 days to act. So far, company officials have not responded.