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Government will propose banning flavors used in e-cigarettes

Government will propose banning flavors used in e-cigarettes

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there have been roughly 450 cases of the lung disease reported in at least 33 states so far, and as many as five people with the illness have died.

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. The health department said it will target youth and parents with $4 million in new initiatives to prevent and reduce vaping.

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.

USA health officials are urging people to avoid e-cigarettes while the CDC investigates 450 cases of lung illness and six deaths that may be linked to chemical exposure while vaping.

"She's got a son", Trump said.

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Azar said the FDA would soon issue regulatory guidance allowing the agency to remove flavored vaping products that are believed to appeal to children.

Azar said HHS intends to remove all flavored e-cigarettes from the market in upcoming months. According to preliminary findings from the National Youth Tobacco Survey, more than a quarter of high school students were current e-cig users in 2019, and the majority of youth e-cig users prefer fruit and mint flavored products.

State health officials in NY have pointed to vitamin E acetate as a likely culprit. "We will not stand idly by as these products become an on-ramp to combustible cigarettes or nicotine addiction for a generation of youth".

"The law is clear that, before marketing tobacco products for reduced risk, companies must demonstrate with scientific evidence that their specific product does in fact pose less risk or is less harmful", acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless said in a statement.

No cases of the acute lung illness associated with e-cigarette use have been reported in Canada.

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