👆The Vaping Ban Passed This Week


LAW.
THIS WEEK-- THE TRUMP
ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCED A
HIGHLY ANTICIPATED BAN ON
FLAVORED E- CIGARETTES SALES.
THE BAN NOW MAKES IT ILLEGAL TO
SELL CERTAIN FRUITY FLAVORED
E-CIGARETTE PRODUCTS.
...SOMETHING HEALTH ADVOCATES
SAY HAS ACCELERATED TEEN SMOKING
RATES TO EPIDEMIC PROPORTIONS.
BUT SEVERAL HEALTH GROUPS ARE
SLAMMING THE BAN, ARGUING IT
WON'T STOP KIDS FROM VAPING. KX
NEWS DC CORRESPONDENT, RAQUEL
MARTIN HAS MORE.
BRETT GIROIR:HHS "MAKE NO
MISTAKE THIS IS A HISTORIC DAY"
AFTER MONTHS OF CONTENTIOUS
DEBATE AND PROTEST THE TRUMP
ADMINISTRATION IS KICKING OFF
THE NEW YEAR WITH A MUCH
ANTICIPATED BAN ON FLAVORED
E-CIGARETTE PRODUCTS. <BRETT
GIROIR:HHS> &quot;WE'RE GOING TO
ENFORCE E-CIGARETTE PRODUCTS
THAT ARE MOST APPEALING TO KIDS&quot;
BRETT GIROIR WITH THE DEPARTMENT
OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
SAYS RETAILERS WILL ONLY BE
ALLOWED TO SELL MENTHOL
PRODUCTS... AND NOT OTHER
FRUITY FLAVORS. THE BAN WILL
ONLY APPLY TO CLOSED PODS...
AND NOT TO REFILLABLE LIQUID
FLAVORS THAT CUSTOMERS CAN MIX
THEMSELVES. <BRETT GIROIR:HHS
&quot;WE EXPECT PEOPLE TO TRY AND
CIRCUMVENT OUR RULES OR TO DO
THINGS TO GET AROUND THEM BUT
WE'RE GOING TO BE ON THIS&quot;
STAND UP THE TRUMP
ADMINISTRATION SAYS THESE STEPS
WILL BALANCE THE NEED TO REDUCE
THE GROWING NUMBER OF TEENS WHO
VAPE WITHOUT HARMING ADULT
SMOKERS RELIANT ON FLAVORS.
BUT... HEALTH ADVOCATES AREN'T
CONVINCED. <ERIKA SWARD:
AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION
&quot;IT'S VERY TROUBLING&quot; &quot;THE ONLY
THING THIS COMPROMISE THIS IS
MAKING IS OF OUR CHILDREN'S
HEALTH&quot; ERIKA SWARD WITH THE
AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION SAYS
TEENS WILL FIND WAYS AROUND THE
RESTRICTIONS. <ERIKA SWARD:
AMERIAN LUNG ASSOCIATION> &quot;THERE
ARE HACKS THAT SHOW KIDS HOW TO
REFILL THESE CARTRIDGES&quot; BUT
PAUL BLAIR WITH THE AMERICANS
FOR TAX REFORM SAYS KEEPING SOME
FLAVORS WAS THE RIGHT CHOICE.
<PAUL BLAIR: AMERICANS FOR TAX
REFORM> &quot;THE COMPROMISE IS
FORTUNATE IN SOME WAYS CAUSE IT
PRESERVERS ONE OPTION&quot;. HE SAYS
A FULL BAN WOULD HAVE HURT THE
PRESIDENT AT THE BALLOT BOX.
<PAUL BLAIR: AMERICANS FOR TAX
REFORM> &quot;THE ARGUMENT WE MADE TO
THE ADMINISTRATION IS THIS
SERIOUSLY MIGHT COST YOU THE
ELECTION&quot; THE BAN GOES INTO
EFFECT IMMEDIATELY. THE
ADMINISTRATION SAYS RETAILERS
WILL HAVE UNTIL FEBRUARY TO GET
PRODUCTS APPROVED FOR SALE. IN
WASHINGTON I'M RAQUEL MARTIN.&quot;
(COOPER) THE FDA SAYS IT'S
PREPARING RETAILERS BIG AND
SMALL FOR NEW RULES WITH ADDED
RESOURCES AND WEBINARS. IN THE
MEAN TIME-- HEALTH ADVOCATES ARE
CALLING ON CONGRESS TO PASS A
FULL BAN ON ALL FLAVORED VAPING
PRODUCTS.
THE SEARCH CONTINUES FOR A
MISSING 16-YEAR-OLD GIRL.
A MISSING ENDANGERED PERSON

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