By: Angela Garrity
Bloomberg is reporting that a U.S. flavor ban could be imminent and has the support of President Donald Trump. The President called vaping a “problem”, as Alex Azar, Health and Human Services Secretary said the government would force companies to remove flavored vaping products from the market after reports of hundreds of U.S. cases of a mysterious illness related to e-cigarette devices.
“Not only is it a problem overall, but really specifically with respect for children,” Trump told reporters at the White House after a meeting with advisers including Azar and Acting FDA Commissioner Sharpless.
“We may very well have to do something very, very strong about it,” Trump said.
Azar said the FDA would soon issue regulatory guidance that allows the agency to remove flavored vaping products that are believed to appeal to children.
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