Vape shops may be exempt from Trump's flavored e-cigarette ban

Vape shops may be exempt from Trump's flavored e-cigarette ban

Vape shops may be exempt from Trump's flavored e-cigarette ban

Using e-cigarettes doesn't raise the likelihood a teenager would smoke, according to a study by US researchers.

An announcement about the plan to restrict e-cigarette flavors to drive down youth use will be made by either the HHS or President Trump soon, Conway said.

There is growing evidence that electronic cigarettes have adverse effects on the cardiovascular system, reports a paper published November 7, 2019, in Cardiovascular Research, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).

Also revealed within the recent release of the National Youth Tobacco Survey, which studied both U.S. middle and high school students in 2019, it was reported that more than 5 million youth had used e-cigarettes within the past 30 days of being questioned and almost one million proclaimed daily use.

My study accounts for this pre-existing propensity to use tobacco using advanced statistics, and shows that e-cigarette use has little to no effect on conventional smoking.

An estimated 21.4% of current e-cigarette users in high school and 8.8% of users in middle school reported daily use, with an estimated 63.6% of high school students and 65.4% of middle school students reporting exclusive use of e-cigarettes, as opposed to other nicotine products.

Michael R. Bloomberg, the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg News parent Bloomberg LP, has campaigned and given money in support of a ban on flavored e-cigarettes and tobacco.

The smoking rate for Chinese residents aged 15 and above dropped to 26.6 percent in 2018 from 27.7 percent in 2015, said a survey report released in May by the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. This includes about one in 17 high schoolers nationwide. Because of vaping's perceived safety in comparison, many smokers have switched to e-cigarettes or a combination of the two.

Now it appears, according to Bloomberg, that there may be some more exemptions to the flavor ban. Last month, the company voluntarily halted all sales of its fruit and dessert flavored e-cigarette pods, leaving only mint, menthol and tobacco-flavored products on the market.

There are too few studies to conclude that e-cigarettes are safe for use while pregnant, noted first author Mr. Nicholas Buchanan, of The Ohio State University.

Juul representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the new research.

The government report, surveying nearly 20,000 young people, also found that Juul is the preferred brand for 60 percent of high school e-cigarette users.

And on the education front, it was recently reported that three U.S. school districts filed suit against Juul, the e-cigarette manufacturer, "Accusing it of endangering students and forcing educators to divert time and money to fight an epidemic of nicotine addiction", notes The New York Times.

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