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TechnologyThe Trump administration plans to ban flavored e-cigs to curb teen vaping

22:42  11 september  2019
22:42  11 september  2019 Source:   engadget.com

Juul stops selling its fruit-flavored vape products

  Juul stops selling its fruit-flavored vape products Today, Juul announced that it's suspending the sale of its fruit-flavored vape products in the US. It will no longer sell its mango, creme, fruit and cucumber varieties. The decision comes as the Trump administration is preparing to ban flavored e-cigs in an attempt to curb teen vaping and as the CDC continues to search for the cause of a vaping-related lung illness. Juul stopped selling those flavors in retail stores last year. Since then, they've only been available online. The company will continue to sell its mint and menthol nicotine pods even though those could also be subject to the Trump administration ban.

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said on Wednesday that it would ban the sale of most flavored e - cigarettes , at a time when hundreds of Public health groups have long clamored for strict curbs on e - cigarettes and flavors , especially because they worried that the soaring use among

The Trump administration announced today that it may ban the sale of most flavored e - cigarettes in an attempt to curb teen vaping , The New York You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience. The Trump administration plans to ban flavored

The Trump administration announced today that it may ban the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes in an attempt to curb teen vaping, The New York Times reports. In a press release, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) shared that the FDA plans to finalize a policy to remove most non-tobacco-flavored e-cigs from the market. The FDA is expected to share specifics on the plan in the coming weeks.

The Trump administration plans to ban flavored e-cigs to curb teen vaping

The decision comes amid outcry over the increase in teen vaping. According to preliminary findings from the National Youth Tobacco Survey, more than a quarter of high school students were current e-cig users in 2019, and the majority of youth e-cig users prefer fruit and mint flavored products. "The Trump Administration is making it clear that we intend to clear the market of flavored e-cigarettes to reverse the deeply concerning epidemic of youth e-cigarette use that is impacting children, families, schools and communities," said HHS Secretary Alex Azar.

New York state bans sales of flavored e-cigarettes

New York state bans sales of flavored e-cigarettes New York isn't waiting for the federal government to take action on teen vaping. Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced an "emergency executive action" that will ban sales of flavored e-cigarettes. The move will see the state Department of Health's Commissioner hold an urgent meeting with the Public Health and Health Planning Council to implement the ban. E-cig makers and stores are "intentionally and recklessly" trying to court a younger audience, Cuomo claimed, and this would theoretically put a stop to the behavior.

Although the Trump administration issued a partial ban on e - cigarette flavors , the restrictions will not The growth in teen use of e - cigarettes — specifically the sleek Juul device — has mirrored a The tobacco and vaping industries fought hard against a menthol ban , and were confident weeks ago

The Trump administration is preparing to ban flavored e - cigarettes as federal health officials call Regulators have blamed the teen vaping "epidemic" on one e - cigarette manufacturer in particular American Vaping Association President Gregory Conley criticized the planned ban , saying in a

E-cigarettes have not had a good month. Last week, the CDC cautioned against using any vape products until it can figure out what's making people sick. More than 450 people have reportedly come down with a mysterious vaping-linked lung illness, and three people have died. Michigan recently became the first state to ban flavored e-cigs, and the FDA recently criticized Juul for telling students that its devices are "totally safe."

While teen vaping may be a problem, it's unclear if banning flavored products will keep kids from smoking e-cigs. It could also upset the many adults who prefer flavored products. The FDA's plan is not yet finalized, but it could allow some flavored products to remain on the market if they obtain pre-market compliance approval, which could be a lengthy and expensive process.

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Teen with vape-related lung illness sues Juul Labs.
According to the lawsuit, the 18-year-old had been vaping for about a year and a half but was recently hospitalized for severe lung damage . require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Officials in Illinois confirmed in August a man died from a vaping-related illness. Last week an Indiana resident died as a result of an illness related to vaping. Nationwide, more than 450 people are known to be suffering from illnesses connected to using e-cigarettes. Hergenreder is part of that statistic.

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