Considering Ban On Flavored Vaping Products, Says Donald Trump

New York officials warn people to stop vaping amid rising illnesses

New York officials warn people to stop vaping amid rising illnesses

US public health officials are investigating 450 cases of lung illnesses related to vaping.

The Trump administration is trying to ban all non-tobacco flavored vaping products from the market, President Trump declared during an Oval Office meeting on e-cigarettes. Its CEO, Gary Reedy, released a statement that said his organization will "advocate for a final proposal that includes all flavored tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars, and menthol cigarettes and addresses nicotine addiction to maximize the impact on public health".

"We can't allow people to get sick and we can't have our youth be so affected", he said, adding that he hopes today's announcement will lead to parents becoming "tougher".

The FDA has had the authority to ban vaping flavors since 2016, but has previously resisted calls to take that step.

Trump said the first lady has become engaged on the dangers of vaping.

Instead, the agency has said it is studying the role of flavors in vaping products, including whether they help adult smokers quit traditional cigarettes.

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The proposed ban comes as cases of vaping-related lung illnesses have surged in recent weeks.

"We simply have to remove these attractive flavored products from the marketplace until they can secure FDA approval, if they can", Azar said. Tobacco flavored versions will remain on the market.

E-cigarette vapor contains tiny particles that carry flavorings. But a year ago, 1 in 5 high school students reported vaping in the past month, according to government survey figures.

NY state health authorities have focused their investigation on vitamin E acetate, which is used as a thickener in black market vaping cartridges. "We will not stand idly by as these products become an on-ramp to combustible cigarettes or nicotine addiction for a generation of youth".

E-cigarettes have been on the USA market for more than a decade. The chemicals are considered safe as food additives but their long-term effects when inhaled have not been studied.

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