President Trump announced Wednesday that his administration is taking steps to remove most flavored vaping products from the market.
"We can't allow people to get sick," he said. This comes as vaping-related illnesses spread. He spoke at an Oval Office briefing for reporters, with Melania Trump present. First lady is said ‘deeply concerned’ by vaping among children. The President said that the US Food and Drug Administration would be putting out "some very strong recommendations" regarding the use of flavored e-cigarettes in "a couple of weeks." He also said of vaping: “It’s not a wonderful thing. It’s got big problems.” „There will likely be about a 30-day delay to effective date, as is customary," Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said. But "at that point all flavored e-cigarettes other than tobacco flavor would have to be removed from the market." Six persons died until now in the U.S. from lung disease related to vaping. But as of Friday, there have been more than 450 possible cases of lung illness associated with using e-cigarettes reported to the CDC.
USB-style products like Juul are credited with a rise in vaping among youth. Juul has regularly come under fire by the FDA for appealing to kids. Previously the FDA slammed Juul over an incident in which a representative visited a classroom and told kids that Juul was “totally safe.” Last week, Michigan became the first state to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes. In June, San Francisco banned the sale of all e-cigarettes.