Earlier this week, the governor's administration announced plans to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes as soon as next year.
The agency also plans to require age-verification measures for online sales to try to ensure that minors are not able to buy the flavor pods. Plans for the new regulations were reported Thursday by the Washington Post.
E-cigarettes vaporise a liquid that contains nicotine, the addictive stimulant that gives smokers a rush.
Andre Calantzopoulos, chief executive officer of Philip Morris International Inc., said last month he expected regulators across the globe to become more open to cigarette alternatives and reverse their bans.
Talking about the harmful effects of menthol cigarettes on people's health, FDA in 2013 said that "the use of the cigarettes, which are flavoured with the compound menthol, was likely associated with increased smoking initiation by youth and young adults, possibly because menthol helps reduce the throat irritation caused by cigarette smoke", the Wall Street Journal reported.
The FDA's crackdown on flavored e-cigarettes began earlier this year, as the numbers of teenagers vaping reached epidemic proportions and the popularity of such devices soared.
At the same time, the FDA also warned 1,100 retailers to stop selling the devices to minors, and issues fines to some of them.
"E-cigs have become an nearly ubiquitous - and unsafe - trend among teens", Gottlieb said in September.
In a new report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that the cigarette smoking rate in the United States dropped to an estimated 14 percent of adults in 2017.
The FDA recently launched a massive education campaign aimed at the almost 10.7 million teens at risk for e-cigarette use, taking the message that vaping is unsafe into high school bathrooms and social media feeds. "The disturbing and accelerating trajectory of use we're seeing in youth, and the resulting path to addiction, must end".
The FDA did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.