The Food and Drug Administration could ban sales of e-cigarette products in convenience stores and confine them to vape shops if use among minors is not lowered.

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Friday that he is considering the new regulation after seeing figures from the federal Youth Tobacco Survey that show skyrocketing rates of e-cigarette use among minors. The agency has engaged in a broad crackdown on e-cigarette sales and marketing to minors.

"We're looking at what can be sold in brick-and-mortar stores and whether or not flavored products can be sold in regular stores like a 7-Eleven and a truck stop and a gas station, or whether or not flavored products on the market should be confined to adult vaping shops, which generally tend to do a better job of checking ID," Gottlieb said on CNBC.

So far the agency has not issued any proposed regulation that bans e-cigarette sales for a convenience store.

But the FDA has engaged in a wide crackdown on sales to minors, including slapping more than 1,300 warning letters and fines on retailers. Gottlieb said in September that he wants the industry to put together a plan on how to reverse trends of minors taking up e-cigarettes.

The agency is also weighing banning sales of e-cigarettes online.

Agency officials raided the offices of JUUL Labs, which is the maker of a brand of e-cigarette popular among teens and adolescents.

Gottlieb said on CNBC on Friday that preliminary findings from the federal tobacco use survey showed that middle school use of e-cigarettes increased by about 50 percent last year.