Trump bans flavored vaping products in US
WASHINGTON: US government plans to ban flavored vaping products to curb down the usage of trendy e-cigarettes among teenagers.
US government has announced to ban the flavored vaping products. Donald Trump administration believes that teenagers are using flavored vaping products as a substitute for cigarettes.
US President was addressing the reporter at White House where he informed them that he and first lady are concerned as parents about the wave of illnesses that has sickened hundreds and left several teens in induced comas.
“It’s causing a lot of problems and we’re going to have to do something about it,” Trump said after a White House meeting with health policy advisers. “There have been deaths and there have been a lot of other problems.”
The Food and Drug Administration will soon issue guidance on how to take flavored vaping products off the market, said Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, a process that could take weeks or months.
“The progress we’ve made in reducing youth tobacco use is jeopardized by the onslaught of e-cigarette use,” tweeted Ned Sharpless, the FDA’s acting commissioner. “Nobody wants to see children becoming addicted to nicotine & we will continue to use our regulatory authority thoughtfully & thoroughly to tackle this public health crisis.”
People who support vaping have called the ban “unfair” stating that it will bankrupt the businesses, create a black market for the products and more importantly, ex-smokers will return to tobacco.
“A ban will remove life-changing options from the market that have been used by several million American adults to quit smoking,” said Gregory Conley, president of the American Vaping Association. “In the history of the United States, prohibition has never worked. It didn’t work with alcohol. It hasn’t worked with marijuana. It won’t work with e-cigarettes.”