Health Groups Urge Trump Administration to Stick With Vaping Flavor Ban

More than 50 health and advocacy organizations are urging the Trump administration to ban flavored vaping products, CNN reports.

Last month, President Trump announced he had directed the Food and Drug Administration to ban the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes. Recent media reports suggest the administration is considering including exceptions for mint and menthol.

Groups urging the total flavor ban include the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association, the American Medical Association, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

In letters to the administration, the groups wrote, “A policy that does not remove all flavored e-cigarettes will not solve the current epidemic of youth e-cigarette use. Youth who now use mint and menthol e-cigarettes will continue to do so, and youth who use flavors that are removed from the market will simply switch to mint and menthol.”

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    Fr. Jack Kearney, M.Div., CATC IV, CATE

    October 31, 2019 at 3:58 PM

    There is no legitimate scientific evidence proving that flavors are the problem. 80% of adult vapers quit smoking using flavored vapes.

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      Carol Clements

      November 1, 2019 at 11:00 PM

      Thank you for being a rational voice, Fr. Kearney.

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