Skip to comments.Trump administration readies ban on flavored e-cigarettes amid outbreak of vaping-related deaths
Posted on 09/11/2019 10:42:14 AM PDT by Kevin C
The Trump administration is preparing to ban flavored e-cigarettes as federal health officials call for restrictions to combat an outbreak of a mysterious lung disease that has sickened hundreds and killed at least six people, U.S. health secretary Alex Azar told reporters Wednesday. The Food and Drug Administration is finalizing its guidance to remove e-cigarette flavors other than tobacco from the market because children are attracted to other flavors, Azar said, following a meeting at the Oval Office with President Donald Trump. It could take the FDA several weeks to develop the guidelines, he said. The administration will also take enforcement action if it finds e-cigarette makers are intentionally targeting children, Azar said.
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The nanny-state in action.
An old recipe. Government tries to regulate industry. Industry resists. OMG, your product is KILLING people! Industry now more compliant.
Do they realize that it’s from atypical use of THC to get high?
What’s the market like for unflavored?
Im no fan of these e-cigarettes but I dont think its the job of the Govt to tell people what they should be allowed to purchase, its none of their business
They just want people to smoke, to collect the taxes.
Guess stores will be selling juice + flavoring separately just like they do juice + nicotine to escape taxes.
Trump is a Populist and not really a Conservative.
His eagerness to use BigGov to react to such things (bump stocks, background checks) confirms this.
Conservatives have unfortunately sullied their brand by sticking with Free Trade Uber Ales for three decades. There are no longer enough voters onboard for them to win elections.
The PROBLEM is the 'home grown' production of vaping ingredients!
I heard its the Vitamin E that is causing people’s lungs to go kaput..that Vitamin E is fine to take as a supplement, but if its burned and inhaled it destroys the lungs
The kids will just vape Tobacco flavored and make their transition INTO cigarettes that much easier!
And kill off thousands of profitable business and employees in the process.
Such a ban has been in the works for a long time now.
The FDA was moving slowly to allow the public to get used to the idea, but it was coming regardless.
Outbreak? What, 8 deaths out of HOW MANY millions? Sheesh.
If cloning humans for body parts is freedom, I don’t want it. But I want to be able to sell potentially harmful crap to unsuspecting victims. There is a reason for government, and a reason for opposing too much of it. It’s a necessary evil.
How many people have normal cigarettes killed?
Most smoking adults are former teenagers who couldn’t shake the addiction.
Probably, but the government has a tendency to want to “do something” about a problem, even if it in ineffective.
There is no outbreak of death.
Vaping has been around since 2001, and a handful of people largely adding drugs to the mix have died.
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