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With so little known information about the mysterious lung vaping disease for which there are numerous lives, some cities and states are warning against all vaping.
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WASHINGTON – The American Medical Association and the State of New York announce Tuesday that vaping is due to President Donald Trump's apparent withdrawal from federal action against flavored e-cigarettes. [19659004] More than two months after saying he would ban flavored vaping products other than menthol and tobacco and face strong opposition, Trump has not said what – if anything – he plans to do.

The administration tells him that the rule-making process is "ongoing", but the ban is expected to be postponed as the administration considers further steps. The Washington Post and New York Times reported over the weekend that Trump was convinced to withdraw from the plan because it could lose voters in 2020.

"Critically, he receives bad political advice and bad public health advice," Matthew said Myers, President of the Tobacco Free Campaign. The ban on flavors "won't cost him votes, but the refusal will probably do it, because only 3.2% of Americans use e-cigarette products, and many more parents are horrified by the effect on their children and they vote too."

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the medical association called for a total ban on all electronic cigarettes and vaping products on Tuesday.

"It's simple – we have to keep the nicotine products out of the hands of young people," AMA President Dr. Patrice A. Harris said in a statement.

Also Tuesday, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced a case against Juul Labs, alleging that the company was illegally selling flavored e-cigarettes to teenagers.

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Congressional deputies are also tackling the issue, pushing for outright bans. vaping or restrictions on flavored products .

The home energy and commerce industry has scheduled for Tuesday the labeling of legislation that would ban the flavors and online sales of all tobacco products, and raise the age of buying vape products 21.

Myers, who is among those who still hope the administration will act, praised the legislative effort. He said "out of the question" the bill could pass Parliament by the end of the year. e. He said the Senate was harder to predict, "given the president's initial support, it would be a mistake to say that there is no Senate support."

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"Prohibited Flavor Bill articles, including flavored e-cigarettes and menthol cigarettes, is especially critical to stop tobacco companies from targeting and addicting children with enticing flavors, "Myers said.

At the state level, Michigan and Massachusetts are among those temporarily banned scented vaping products The Assassin State House passed a permanent ban on fragrances last week and its Senate may vote Wednesday, New York may vote a ban on the entire city next week.

While those who support vaping bans say Trump bows to political pressure, administration officials have said they are still working on the issue.

Vape pens (Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer / AP)

"President Trump and this administration are committed to protecting children's health, "a spokesman said so the White House Jude Dir. "We are currently in the process of making the rules and I will not speculate on the end result.

Paul Blair, director of strategic initiatives with Americans on tax reform, said he provided the White House and Trump campaign with data behind the editorial, he wrote, arguing that "banning flavored e-cigarettes could be worth re-election to Trump."

Blair stated that Trump and his aides "were not prepared for the political blow back" to the proposed ban and were being re-evaluated as a nation. continues fight the outbreak of vaping-related lung disease For the first time in the spring, the number of deaths and deaths has increased weekly.

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As of November 13, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 2 172 people injured and 42 dead. acetate used as a thickening agent or to dilute THC oil in vapor cartridges to make it more Aletsch. Tetrahydrocannabinol, known as THC, is the ingredient in cannabis that creates the "high".

Most people with vaping disease have also used e-cigarettes based on nicotine. The new federal figures, showing a major leap in vaping in middle and high schools, have also added another push for regulation.

Over the past two months, the White House has been bombarded by vaping supporters who have said the ban would be a mistake.

Greg Conley, president of the American Vapping Association, stated that Trump's lack of Action was "at least a temporary victory."

On September 11 at the White House, Trump said that first lady Melania Trump had urged him to do something about children who are cheating.

"This causes a lot of problems and you will have to do something about it," the president said after meeting with the wit h health policy advisers. "There were deaths and there were many other problems.

Two months later, on November 11, Trump acknowledged the delay, tweeting that he wanted to hold a stakeholder meeting.

"Will be meeting with representatives of the Vaping industry, along with medical professionals and individual representatives of the state, to come up with an acceptable solution to the dilemma of" Vaping and e-cigarettes, " Trump said ." and child safety, along with jobs, will be the focus! "

This meeting has not been scheduled since Tuesday.

Contributed by: Christine Lam, USA Today

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