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F.D.A. Expected To Ban Most E-Cigarette Flavors




Flavored e-cigarettes are displayed in a store window.
Flavored e-cigarettes are displayed in a store window.
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The White House is expected to announce soon a ban on many popular e-cigarette flavors, including mint and fruit flavors. Menthol and tobacco flavors will still be available. 

The ban is an effort to address the rise in vaping use by teenagers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says more than 2,000 teens have fallen ill to a mysterious vaping illness within the last several months. Fatigue, coughing, vomiting and problems with breathing are all symptoms associated with the illness. According to the Wall Street Journal, the ban won’t apply to tank vaping systems though, which allow users to mix their own nicotine liquids. The Trump administration in September originally said it would ban all e-cigarette flavors other than tobacco. Public health groups have voiced concerns about the administration’s scaled back plan.

Today on AirTalk, we discuss the evolution of President Donald Trump’s e-cigarette ban and how it got to this point. Do you vape? What do you think of the expected ban on most flavors? What do you think the implications could be? Join the conversation by calling 866-893-5722.

With guest host Kyle Stokes

Guest:

Josh Wingrove, White House reporter for Bloomberg, he’s been covering this; he tweets @josh_wingrove