President Donald Trump says his administration will propose banning thousands of flavors used in e-cigarettes amid an outbreak of health problems linked to vaping.
Speaking with reporters at the White House Wednesday, Trump expressed his concerns about the flavored e-cigs that are currently being marketed to children.
He also said the government is investigating deaths from vaping.
President Trump on vaping: “We can’t allow people to get sick and we can’t have our youth be so affected” pic.twitter.com/UbOMHhHYJz
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This comes after six people have died from lung disease linked to vaping.
The CDC is reportedly looking into more than 450 cases of vaping-related illnesses across more than 30 states.
The American Lung Association has put out a statement saying e-cigarettes “are definitely not safe.”
However, no single device, ingredient, or additive has been identified as the source of vaping illnesses and deaths at this time.