With the increase of vape or e-cigarette use, various flavored ejuices have been created for vapers to enjoy. Mr salt e, for instance, are e-liquids that have bold flavors but are still smooth on the throat resulting in a pleasurable vaping experience.
However, although many smokers find it as a great alternative to traditional cigarettes, vapes or e-cigarettes have also caught the attention of the younger generation as they find these flavored ejuices rather enjoyable. Because of this, President Donald Trump has declared on September 11 its plan to finish a policy of taking out e-cigarettes that aren’t tobacco-flavored from the markets within the United States. According to The New York Times, the policy of banning the sale of majority of flavored e-cigarettes is an effort and initiative to reduce or possibly eliminate teen vaping.
Plan To Ban Flavored E-cigarettes
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) during a press release revealed that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) intends to finalize a policy eliminating form the US market most e-cigarettes that aren’t tobacco-flavored.
The decision to ban these e-cigarettes came amidst an uproar regarding the prevalence of vaping among teenagers. As per initial findings done by the National Youth Tobacco Survey, in 2019, over a quarter of students from high school were current users of e-cigarettes, and most e-cigarettes from younger generations favor mint and fruit flavored vaping products. To make things clear, according to Alex Azar, HHS Secretary, the Administration of Trump plans to clear the US market of flavored e-cigarettes or vapes to thwart the extremely alarming epidemic of e-cigarette use among the youth wherein it affects children, families, learning institutions as well as communities.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned against utilizing any products for vaping until it could make out the cause as to why people are getting sick due to vaping. Over 450 individuals have supposedly developed mysterious lung ailments related to vaping or e-cigarettes, and where it led to the death of three individuals. The first state in the US to first prohibit flavored e-cigarettes is Michigan became.
Although vaping among teens might be a problem, it is uncertain if imposing a ban on flavored vaping products will prevent the younger generations from e-cigarette smoking. It can as well upset the numerous adults who prefer flavored products.