Donald Trump prepares ban on flavoured e-cigarettes following vaping-related deaths 2 months ago

Donald Trump prepares ban on flavoured e-cigarettes following vaping-related deaths

To date, there have been six reported deaths connected to a vaping-related lung disease.

The secretary for the United States Department of Health and Human Services said that the Trump administration is readying a ban on flavoured e-cigarettes.

The restrictions are being put in place after an outbreak of mysterious lung disease that affected hundreds of people across the country, with at least six people reported to have died from the disease in the US.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently finalising its guidelines to remove all non-tobacco flavors of e-cigarettes, including mint and menthol, from the American market within the next 30 days.

E-cigarette companies might be able to reintroduce their flavors at a later date, provided they submit a formal application and subsequently receive approval from the FDA.

There is a particular concern that the flavoured e-cigarettes have caused a surge in underage vaping in the country.

Following a meeting in The White House, the U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told CNN: "The Trump Administration is making it clear that we intend to clear the market of flavoured e-cigarettes to reverse the deeply concerning epidemic of youth e-cigarette use that is impacting children, families, schools and communities.

"We will not stand idly by as these products become an on-ramp to combustible cigarettes or nicotine addiction for a generation of youth."