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Health & Fit Trump says ban of some flavored e-cigarette products could lead to illegal sales

23:45  22 november  2019
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Michigan bans sales of flavored e-cigarettes

Michigan bans sales of flavored e-cigarettes Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) on Wednesday banned the sale of flavored e-cigarette products effective immediately in response to rising youth vaping rates in the state and across the country. 

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said on Wednesday that it would ban the sale of most flavored e - cigarettes , at a time when hundreds of people have been sickened by mysterious lung illnesses and teenage vaping continues to rise.

Donald Trump said Wednesday his administration will propose banning thousands of flavors used in Trump said vaping has become such a problem that he wants parents to be aware of what’s happening. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away

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President Donald Trump on Friday expressed concerns that enacting his administration's proposed ban on many flavored e-cigarette and vaping products would lead to people obtaining them illegally.

Trump also raised worries during a raucous meeting with public health and industry representatives that illegal e-cigarette and vaping products could be substandard.

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He said that flavored e - cigarettes are fueling a rise of youth e - cigarette use, “which apparently has gotten The agency extended its authority to e - cigarettes in 2016, saying existing products could stay on Tobacco- flavored e - cigarettes would be exempt from the new policy to ensure smokers an

The Trump administration said Wednesday it plans to ban the sale of non-tobacco- flavored electronic cigarettes amid a vaping crisis. “We will not stand idly by as these products become an on-ramp to combustible cigarettes or nicotine addiction for a generation of youth.”

Seated next to U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah, who wants children protected from flavored vaping products, Trump listened to the back-and-forth for nearly an hour, peppering each side with questions to try to determine the best case forward.

The Trump administration said in September it would unveil a sweeping ban on most e-cigarette and vaping flavors seen as attracting young users to addictive nicotine products, but concerns about the potential loss of jobs has prompted him to revisit the issue.

The Trump administration's announcement that it would take action comes amid public alarm over a mysterious U.S. vaping-related respiratory illness that has sickened more than 2,000 people and killed 47.

But on Friday, Trump, who is gearing up for a re-election race in 2020 and trumpets the strength of the U.S. economy daily, was warned by an e-cigarette executive that a ban on the products could lead to a loss of at least 100,000 jobs.

Using flavored tobacco at first can lead to continued use, study says

  Using flavored tobacco at first can lead to continued use, study says Young people who first try a flavored tobacco product are at higher risk of using tobacco later on, according to a new study. © Darren McCollester/Hulton Archive/Getty Images A young girl finishes her cigarette July 13, 2000 in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood The study, published Wednesday in the medical journal JAMA Network Open, analyzed data from nearly 12,000 youth and more than 26,000 adults in the United States. Data was collected from 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 to determine how many people started by using flavored tobacco products and how many continued to use tobacco products a year later.

The Trump administration is preparing to ban flavored e - cigarettes as federal health officials call for restrictions to combat an outbreak of a mysterious lung disease that has sickened hundreds and killed at least six people, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told reporters Wednesday.

all flavored e - cigarettes from store shelves in a widening crackdown on vaping, as officials warned that sweet flavors had drawn millions of children Alex Azar said that, with Trump ’s blessing, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration was working on a “guidance document” that would lead to a ban of all

Then Sally Goza, the president-elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics, proposed removing flavored e-cigarette and vaping products from store shelves to study their effects.

Another public health representative, the American Lung Association's head Harold Wimmer, pushed for a ban on all e-cigarette and vaping flavors.

"That's a big statement," Trump said.

Wimmer told Trump that his stance was comparable to what Trump had announced in September.

At one point, Greg Conley, the president of the American Vaping Association, accused the sector's critics of being funded by another billionaire politician and one of the seekers of the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, Michael Bloomberg.

"That's obnoxious," someone replied.

In September, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Bloomberg's charity, announced it was launching a $160 million program aimed at ending youth e-cigarette use. The organization was not immediately available for comment.

More than 27.5% of American high school students use e-cigarettes, up from 20.7% in 2018, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, despite evidence that youth exposure to nicotine affects brain development and makes them more susceptible to nicotine addiction in the future.

"It's the flavors that are drawing the kids in. It's a health emergency ... We have to put the kids first," said Romney, adding that half of high school students in his state use vaping products.

Trump reiterated on Friday his administration was considering raising the age to buy such products to 21.

He indicated that no final decision had been made.

"We'll let you know ... We want to take care of our kids," he said. 

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