The New York Times 1/2, Goodnough, Haberman, Kaplan) reported the Trump administration announced that it would prohibit “the sale of most flavored e-cigarette cartridges, but would exempt menthol and tobacco flavors, as well as flavored liquid nicotine sold in open tank systems at vape shops.” HHS said in a statement that in a month it would begin taking action against companies selling flavored e-cigarette cartridges, or pods, with mint, fruit, or dessert flavors.
USA Today (1/2, Alltucker) reported HHS Secretary Alex Azar said the new policy targets the products most popular with young people, while preserving a “potential off-ramp” for adults who smoke.
For more information on the ADA’s advocacy efforts on vaping, visit ADA.org/vaping.
For more information on the facts, health effects, and risks of using electronic cigarettes, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. The US Food & Drug Administration also offers information on lung illnesses associated with use of vaping products and encourages healthcare providers to report potential vaping-associated respiratory illness using their safety reporting portal.