The Trump administration banned e-cigarettes in fruit and other flavors seen as appealing to children. Trump had initially called for a total ban on flavored vapes but walked it back amid fears of a backlash in an election year. The move was criticized by both public health and vaping advocates.
- Flavors like tobacco and menthol will still be allowed as will a broader range of flavors for “tank style” e-cigarettes, which consumers fill themselves.
Trump initially proposed the ban in response to the VAPI crisis generally agreed to have been caused by vitamin E oil added to unlicensed THC vapes. The change does little to address that issue, though the worst of it seems to be over.
- The Wall Street Journal‘s conservative editorial page called the vaping crisis “another reminder that America is undertaking a risky social experiment by legalizing and especially destigmatizing cannabis.“