Efforts to Ban Flavored E-cigarettes
Efforts to ban flavored e-cigarettes and reduce their appeal to youngsters have sputtered under industry pressure in over a half dozen states this year even as one state, Michigan, moves ahead with its own restrictions.
In many cases, the fight by the industry and its lobbyists has focused on leaving the most popular flavors, mint and menthol, alone.
But public health experts say that all flavors should be banned, and that menthol can still hook kids on vaping.
According to WILX-News 10, the proposal Trump outlined recently, includes a ban on mint and menthol, and an industry giant indicated it would capitulate.
The fight in state legislatures has been fierce. Lobbyists for the vaping and tobacco industry fought bans on flavors in Hawaii, California, New Mexico, Massachusetts, New York, Maine and Connecticut.