Trump suggests that some flavored vapors can be recalled

PALM BEACH: President Donald Trump He said on Tuesday that the federal government will soon announce a new strategy to address child vaping, promising: We are going to protect our families, we are going to protect our children and we are going to protect the industry.

Trump was vague about what the plan would imply, but suggested that certain flavors in cartridge-based electronic cigarettes would be recalled for a period of time.

The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that the Food and Drug Administration would ban the sale of most flavored electronic cigarettes, such as those sold by Juul and NJOY. The electronic cigarette pods formulated to taste tobacco or menthol would still be allowed.

The Journal also reported that tank-based vaping systems, which are less popular among teenagers, would still allow users to mix custom flavors. The Journal's report cited anonymous people familiar with the matter.

In September, Trump and his top health officials said they would soon eliminate virtually all flavored electronic cigarettes from the market due to their appeal to young children and teenagers. But that effort was halted after the vaping lobbyists backed down and White House advisers told Trump that the ban could cost him votes with vaping adults.

Beginning in May, all electronic cigarettes must undergo an FDA review. Only those who can demonstrate a public health benefit from the US UU. They may remain in the market.

On Tuesday, Trump suggested that the ban on flavored electronic cigarettes could be temporary. Fortunately, if everything is safe, they will quickly return to the market, he told reporters at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, where he was organizing a New Year's Eve party.

People have died for this, they died for vaping, the president said. We believe we understand why. But we are doing a very thorough examination and we hope that everything returns to the market very, very soon.

But the FDA had already announced that, as of May, all electronic cigarettes should undergo a review. And only those who can demonstrate a public health benefit from the United States. UU. They may remain in the market.

In Florida, Trump added: Look, vaping can be good from the point of view: if you look at electronic cigarettes, you quit smoking. If you can quit smoking, it is a great advantage. Then, we believe that we will get back to the market very, very quickly.