Published: Sat, September 14, 2019
Medicine | By Rogelio Lindsey

FDA moves to ban flavored e-cigarettes: Here’s what we know

FDA moves to ban flavored e-cigarettes: Here’s what we know

President Donald Trump has made his intentions clear to ban the sale of flavoured e-cigarettes following vaping-related deaths. And 3.4 per cent reported using e-cigarettes now - more than double the 1.6 per cent in 2014.

"That's one thing I think we can say", said Trump, who was meeting Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and the acting-FDA commissioner.

For now, there's a concerted effort on the parts of many to stress particularly to young people just how unsafe vaping can be. "We will not stand idly by as these products become an on-ramp to combustible cigarettes or nicotine addiction for a generation of youth".

Responding to Donald Trump's plan to axe flavourings in the USA due to concerns about youths taking up e-cigarettes, Public Health England said they helped smokers switch from more unsafe tobacco.

President Trump announced today his intentions to crack down on flavored vapor cigarette products that appeal to young kids like cotton candy and bubble gum. The vast majority of underage teens consumed fruit, menthol or mint flavors.

PHE has come under fire from some academics over its stance on e-cigarettes, with some saying it wilfully ignores evidence that vaping is harmful.

Amid the growing number of lung illnesses, CDC officials recently urged the public to stop vaping, Romney noted. Health officials are investigating more about the cause. Products with an application submitted by that deadline can remain on the market for up to one year from the date of the application's submission while FDA reviews the application.

HHS said the policy announcement comes as preliminary numbers from the National Youth Tobacco Survey show a continued increase in the number of children using e-cigarettes, including more than a quarter of high school students.

He said: 'E-cigarette flavours are an important advantage that vapes have over smoking and play an important part in encouraging smokers to switch. It will take several weeks to develop the proposed flavor restrictions which will be subject to public input before taking effect.

Colorado ranked first in teen vaping among states in a survey previous year.

Federal law prohibits e-cigarette and all other tobacco sales to those under 18.

The survey showed that 11.7% of 11 to 18-year-olds in 2018 had tried e-cigarettes once or twice at some point, nearly double the 6.5% in 2014.

"Health Canada does have capacity and ability to declare a public health emergency and on that basis to take action quickly and that's something that should be considered at the present time".

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. "Our Administration supports the removal of flavored e-cigarettes from stores until they're approved by @US_FDA".

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