Trump administration moves to ban flavored e-cigarettes

New York officials warn people to stop vaping amid rising illnesses

New Yorkers Are Urged To Stop Vaping ASAP

There have been six deaths across 33 states and 450 reported cases of lung illness tied to vaping.

The Trump administration is trying to ban all non-tobacco flavored vaping products from the market, President Trump declared during an Oval Office meeting on e-cigarettes. He said the ban will include mint and methanol flavors.

"The Trump administration is making it clear that we intend to clear the market of flavored e-cigarettes to reverse the deeply concerning epidemic of youth e-cigarette use that is impacting children, families, schools and communities", Azar said in a statement.

The Trump administration is moving to ban flavored e-cigarettes amid an outbreak of vaping-related lung disease.

The first lady, whose "Be Best" platform focuses in part on children's health and combating addiction, has spoken out a couple of times over her concerns over e-cigarette use by children.

He also said the agency would take enforcement action if they determined children are being intentionally attracted to e-cigarettes.

The decision comes amid outcry over the increase in teen vaping. "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".

E-cigarette vapor contains tiny particles that carry flavorings.

According to reports compiled by Prescient & Strategic Intelligence, it's a billion-dollar industry that has some youth admitting to spending close to $1,000 a year to indulge.

NY state health authorities have focused their investigation on vitamin E acetate, which is used as a thickener in black market vaping cartridges.

Earlier this month, nearby MI became the first state in the nation to announce a ban on flavored e-cigarettes.

E-cigarettes have been on the USA market for more than a decade.

Azar said it will be several weeks before his department releases its proposal to crack down on flavored e-cigarettes.

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