Flavored Vape Ban Expected
Carol McCarthy | Nov 7, 2019 AT 7:33 am
WASHINGTON, D.C. --The federal government is expected to ban flavored vape products soon, possibly as early as today. The move comes as more than 16-hundred people have contracted lung illnesses linked to vaping. More than 30 people have died. It's uncertain if menthol flavor will still be allowed or if the regulations will have any affect on what's sold in vape stores.
This comes as a new federal study published this week says more teens are vaping than ever before. The study says over one-fourth of all high school students report having recently used e-cigarettes. That number is up from one-in-ten high school students three years ago. Researchers from the FDA and CDC studied data from the 2019 National Youth Tobacco Survey and found about five-point-three million teens are using e-cigarettes. The FDA has called teen vaping an "epidemic."