Trump administration bans some flavored e-cigarettes

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The Trump administration Thursday took a step in curtailing the rising rates of teenage vaping across the country by banning some styles of flavored e-cigarettes.

The ban concerns closed pods, but not refillable liquid flavors that customers can mix for themselves and while the ban covers “fruity” flavors, the ban does not affect menthol products.

Brett Giroir of the Department of Health and Human Services says he expects some people to work around the rules, saying “We expect people to try and circumvent our rules or to do things to get around them but we’re going to be on this.”

Paul Blair from Americans for tax reform says that a full ban, like some health advocates suggested, could’ve cost President Trump his reelection bid. The ban goes into effect immediately and the FDA says it is working with retailers to get products approved before February.

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(This story was originally published on January 2, 2020)

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