FDA Bans Some Vaping Products, Including Fruit And Mint Flavors
In addition to the contents of the below article by CBS News the Trump Administration also said that this is a short term ban. The products will be analysed and made safer before putting them back in stores.
The Trump administration is banning flavored vape products that appeal to children. The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that manufacturers will have 30 days to stop making and selling cartridge-based vaping devices, including mint-, fruit- and dessert-flavored electronic cigarettes.
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The ban does not apply to menthol or tobacco flavors. It also excludes so-called open systems, sometimes known as vape pens, which require a user to manually fill the e-cigarette with liquid. Instead, the new rules focus on vaping products with pre-filled cartridges, which FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn described in a statement announcing the ban as "both easy to use and easily concealable."
Together, those exemptions represent a significant retreat from President Donald Trump's September pledge to crack down on vaping following a rash of deaths and respiratory illnesses linked to vaping. That plan would have banned all vaping flavors — including menthol — from all types of e-cigarettes. But that effort stalled after vaping proponents and lobbyists pushed back and White House advisers told the president that an all-out flavor vape ban could cost him votes. Source