Trump expected to announce flavored e-cigarette ban

Kathryn Krawczyk

The Food and Drug Administration will soon move to end the sale of all flavored e-cigarette cartridges except menthol and tobacco, The Wall Street Journal reports.

President Trump hinted at a total ban on all flavored e-cigarette cartridges in a Tuesday night news conference at his Mar-a-Lago resort, and is expected to make it official later this week. The ban reportedly won't apply to tank vaping systems, which let users mix their own flavors but aren't as commonly used among young people. This is seemingly a concession with the vaping industry, which warned against what a total ban would do to small vaping businesses.

The proposal comes as public health officials continue to sound the alarms about how flavors attract teenagers to vaping.

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