The Trump administration plans to ban non-tobacco flavored e-cigarettes. After the FDA finalizes the plan, non-tobacco e-vaping tools will no longer be on the market.

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced vaping was an urgent public health concern in the U.S., “specifically with regards to children.”

Six deaths and over 450 reported cases of vaping-based lung illnesses strengthens this claim. The average age of the victims is 19 years-old. The epidemic has spread among 33 states.

First Lady Melania Trump tweeted, “I am deeply concerned about the growing epidemic of e-cigarette use in our children. We need to do all we can to protect the public from tobacco-related disease and death, and prevent e-cigarettes from becoming an on-ramp to nicotine addiction for a generation of youth.”


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On Monday, the FDA sent a warning letter to JUUL – brand-name electronic cigarette company. The letter warned JUUL about its illegal marketing tactics and gave the company 15 days to respond. So far, JUUL has not responded.

The company has stated that e-cigarettes are a much safer alternative to cigarettes. The FDA has  demanded that before JUUL continues its marketing assertion, it must prove it with scientific evidence.

Last June, JUUL discontinued most items from its flavored product line.


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