Today, President Trump announced his administration’s plans to ban flavored e-cigarette products. “We can’t allow people to get sick and we can’t have our youth be so affected,” he said in a press conference, reports NBC. “People are dying with vaping, so we’re looking at it very closely.” He added, “It’s not a wonderful thing. It’s got big problems, we’ve got to find out the extent of the problems. It’s so new, it’s so new, but we’re going to find out.”
According to CNBC, the FDA is finalising guidance to remove all non-tobacco-flavored e-cigarette products from the market, at least until the FDA clears them for sale. Currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it is investigating over 450 cases of lung disease suspected to be vaping-related. Six deaths have also been reported.
U.S. Health and Human Services secretary Alex Azar told reporters that the administration plans to ban flavored products in response to their use by minors. According to the CDC, preliminary data shows that over a quarter of high school students have used e-cigarettes within the past 30 days, with the “overwhelming majority” choosing fruit, menthol, and mint-flavored products.
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