Following a rise in the age of the purchase of tobacco products to 21, the FDA has announced a ban on flavored vaping products in an effort to reduce vaping among young people and teens. The new rules outlaw the sale of most mint and fruit-flavored vaping pods, while tobacco and menthol flavors will still be allowed. The ban specifically applies to cartridge-based pods such as Juul and not to open-tank products that require users to fill them manually. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar says the ban will prevent “an on-ramp to nicotine addiction for our youth.
No more M.O.A.B. of bubble gum, or tropical passion vape for you!!!!
The Trump administration has confirmed that it will ban the sale of most flavored e-cigarette cartridges. Menthol and tobacco flavors, as well as other devices for flavored liquid nicotine sold in vape shops, will be exempt.https://t.co/lQYQNlvL0a
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