Published: Sun, November 10, 2019
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Trump wants to raise vaping minimum age to 21

Trump wants to raise vaping minimum age to 21

"These benefits are unacceptable", explained Juul CEO K.C. Crosthwaite, according to CNBC, "and that is why we will have to reset the vapor class in the USA and gain the rely on of modern society by doing work cooperatively with regulators, attorneys standard, community wellness officials, and other stakeholders to battle underage use".

According to CNBC, The Trump administration plans to announce its policy on flavored e-cigarettes "very soon", President Donald Trump's senior counselor Kellyanne Conway told reporters on Wednesday. Those products are blamed for soaring rates of underage use by USA teenagers.

Surprisingly, the Trump administration may be backing down from comments made in September over banning flavored e-cigarettes. But there is little research on their long-term health effects.

Juul stops selling mint-flavored e-cigarettes Juul has stopped selling its mint-flavored pods shown to be extremely popular among kids who use the company's products.

Juul has already halted sales of its mango, creme, and cucumber flavors. Juul will only sell three flavors in the USA, including menthol, Virginia tobacco and classic tobacco.

The researchers wrote, "The current findings raise uncertainty whether regulations or sales suspensions that exempt mint flavors are optimal strategies for reducing youth e-cigarette use". According to the 2019 National Youth Tobacco Survey, almost 1 million adolescencents used e-cigarette products daily, with a majority favoring ones made by Juul.

Raising the federal minimum age requires an act of Congress, and the cause has attracted bipartisan support, with one proposed bill co-sponsored by Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

The logic for hiking the purchase age for cigarettes and other products is clear: most underage teens who use e-cigarettes or tobacco get it from older friends. "We have a lot of people to look at, including jobs, frankly, because it's become a pretty big industry".

But he also indicated that he was concerned about the impact of regulation on business, in a sign that the administration is considering stepping back from a previously announced complete ban on flavored e-juices that are popular among adolescents.

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