President Donald Trump said Wednesday that his administration will propose banning thousands of flavors used in electronic cigarettes in an attempt to combat a spike in underage vaping by US teenagers.
The "Yes on C" campaign released a statement that read in part, " We support any effort, locally, statewide or federally to keep flavored nicotine & tobacco products off the shelves and out of the hands of kids.
The president and Azar were joined by First Lady Melania Trump and the Food and Drug Administration Acting Commissioner Norman Sharpless.
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Electronic cigarettes may be a healthier alternative to regular cigarettes for people who are struggling to quit smoking, but they are in no way overall healthy or safe for people to use.
Patients with vaping-associated lung injury display a wide array of respiratory symptoms, including coughing and chest pain.
As vaping-linked deaths spark concern around the nation, US Senator Dick Durbin, a Democrat from IL, called on the country's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take urgent action. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar specifically notes flavored e-cigarettes as a problematic gateway for young people into nicotine addiction. Health officials are investigating more about the cause. Especially when retailers are located outside the U.S. The new policy would allow the FDA to remove flavored products from the market. But "at that point all flavored e-cigarettes other than tobacco flavor would have to be removed from the market".
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"We want to have parents understand that we're studying it very carefully", Trump said.
Trump's proposed plan would take all flavored e-cigarettes off the market in hopes of reducing death and contraction of lung disease.
Some may argue the ban denies adults their choice of vaping flavor.
This would include mint, menthol, candy, fruit and alcohol flavours.
The one-year abstinence rate among e-cigarette users was 18 percent, compared to 9.9 percent among a group who used other nicotine replacement products like gum or patches.
The Trump administration's action comes after the confirmation of the first vaping-related death in the nation in August.
Health officials in Canada aren't aware of any Canadians who are ill or who have died as a result of vaping but that doesn't mean they're not out there.