Trump hints some vaping flavours could be pulled from sale

US President Donald Trump has given yet another indication that he wants to see various vaping flavours taken off the market.

After several people died as a result of illnesses linked to electronic smoking, Mr Trump said his government will be announcing a new strategy to combat underage vaping.

Speaking on New Year’s Eve from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, he said: “We’re going to protect our families, we’re going to protect our children, and we’re going to protect the industry.”

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump speak to the press outside the grand ballroom as they arrive for a New Year's celebration at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, on December 31, 2019. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)
Image:Mr Trump spoke from his Mar-a-Lago resort on New Year’s Eve

Having previously said all vaping flavours should be taken off the market, except for those that are manufactured to taste like tobacco, Mr Trump doubled down on his stance, suggesting that “certain flavours” would be taken off the market “for a period of time”.

The president added: “Hopefully, if everything’s safe, they’re going to be going very quickly back onto the market.”

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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