Mint, menthol: Vape industry has dug heels in on flavor bans

Mint, menthol: Vape industry has dug heels in on flavor bans


PRESIDENT TRUMP NOW SAYS HIS ADMINISTRATION WILL PROPOSE A BAN ON THOUSANDS OF E-CIGARETTE FLAVORS… DOUG: THAT ANNOUNCEMENT COMING AMID AN OUTBREAK OF BREATHING PROBLEMS TIED TO VAPING. STATE AND FEDERAL HEALTH AUTHORITIES ARE INVESTIGATING HUNDREDS OF RESPIRATORY ILLNESSES REPORTED IN PEOPLE WHO HAVE USED E- CIGARETTES AND OTHER VAPING DEVICES. WE’RE TOLD THE F-D-A WILL DEVELOP GUIDELINES TO REMOVE ALL E- CIGARETTE FLAVORS FROM THE MARKET… ESPECIALLY THOSE FAVORED FOR CHILDREN. WHAT WE HAVE DECIDED IS THAT WE SIMPLY CAN’T HAVE THOSE PRODUCTS IN THE MARKETPLACE BECAUSE EVEN WITH EIGHT THOUSAND ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS THAT THE FDA HAS CONDUCTED, EVEN WITH WARNING LETTERS, THESE PRODUCTS ARE STILL GETTING TO KIDS AND WE CAN NOT A WHOLE GENERATION GET ADDICTED. DOUG: THE F-D-A REGULATES E- CIGARETTES AND HAS AUTHORITY TO BAN VAPING FLAVORS, BUT SO FAR HAS RESISTED CALLS TO TAKE INSTEAD, THE AGENCY HAS SAID IT IS STUDYING THE ROLE OF FLAVORS IN VAPING PRODUCTS, INCLUDING WHETHER THEY HELP ADULT SMOKERS QUIT SMOKING TRADITIONAL CIGARETTES. TEARSA: A SMALL VICTORY IN THE FIGHT AGAINST THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC. DOUG: SOURCES SAY PURDUE PHARMA… THE COMPANY THAT PRODUCES OXYCONTIN… IS NOW AGREEING TO

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