President Trump Considering Regulation on Vape Flavors

Headline Roundup September 11th, 2019

President Donald Trump and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced Wednesday that the administration is considering a total ban on non-tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes. Azar later announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will finalize new regulations. Center for Disease Control (CDC) Director Robert Redfield is scheduled to testify before a House panel about vaping-related lung illnesses on September 24th.

President Trump Considering Regulation on Vape Flavors

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President Trump on Wednesday gathered reporters in the Oval Office to announce that his administration is weighing a ban on flavored e-cigarettes in light of their popularity amongst teenagers. “We’re going to have to do something about it,” Trump said at the impromptu briefing. “She’s got a son,” Trump said, referencing first lady Melania Trump, who was present at the announcement, and their teenage son Barron Trump. “She feels very strongly about it.” Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar also flanked the president and later tweeted out an...

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In an effort to curb teen vaping, President Trump on Wednesday said his administration is looking to ban all non-tobacco flavored e-cigarette products.

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told reporters at the White House that officials with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will create guidelines on the ban, a process that could take months.

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The Trump administration is seeking to ban all nontobacco flavors of e-cigarettes in the wake of a massive spike in teen vaping and the spread of a mysterious illness that has sickened hundreds of people across the country.

President Trump told reporters in the Oval Office that vaping is a problem “especially vaping as it pertains to innocent children.”

Youth vaping has skyrocketed in the past year, driven largely by teenagers becoming drawn to sweet and fruit-flavored e-cigarette pods easily accessible in stores. The FDA has struggled to keep up...

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