Government Plans to Ban Flavors Used in E-Cigarettes

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in May confirmed the death of a 10-year-old Guatemalan girl, bringing the number of known migrant children deaths to six within eight months.

E-cigarette manufacturers, including the popular brand Juul, will have to submit formal applications for approval to once again sell their flavors.

The one-year abstinence rate among e-cigarette users was 18 percent, compared to 9.9 percent among a group who used other nicotine replacement products like gum or patches. The devices, available in the United States since 2006, work instead by heating a liquid that turns into vapor and is inhaled. Nicotine is a natural chemical found in tobacco plants.

This had not only boosted the vaping industry but also dampened the traditional cigarettes as prolonged tobacco smoking could lead to lung cancer, breast cancer, emphysema and heart disease.

Tell people you would rather they not vape in your auto, home or anywhere else that you have some sway.

"It will take several weeks to develop the flavor restrictions".

Vaping, which has been trendy among young adults and middle age people trying to ween off cigarettes, has been at the forefront of growing health concerns.

No single device, ingredient or additive has been identified, although many cases involve marijuana vaping devices.

The news was a major blow to the burgeoning vaping industry, worth $10.2 billion globally in 2018, according to Grand View Research.

The FDA has had the authority to ban vaping flavours since 2016, but has previously resisted calls to take that step. "Clearing the market of non-tobacco-flavored products is important to reverse this alarming epidemic", he continued in a statement obtained by PEOPLE.

On Wednesday, CDC Director Robert Redfield said the health organization "strongly supports" the FDA's plan to "finalize an enforcement policy that will clear non-tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes from the market".

"Vaping has become a very big business, as I understand it, but we can't allow people to get sick and allow our youth to be so affected", Trump said. But that law did not apply to e-cigarettes, which were then a tiny segment of the tobacco market. The vast majority of underage teens consumed fruit, menthol or mint flavors.

Juul and other vaping companies argue that their products are supposed to help adult smokers reduce their dependence on traditional paper-and-tobacco cigarettes. Or, if you're reading this and you are an e-cigarette user who's not ready to give it up yet, at least don't vape around other people (especially kids). Vaping jumped dramatically among high school students between 2017 and 2018, rising to almost 21% of high-schoolers. Federal health officials have called the trend an "epidemic", and they fear teenagers who vape will eventually start smoking.

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