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September 17, 2019

Lawmakers, Federal Officials Consider Potential Restrictions on E-Cigarettes

UNITED STATES – According to a news report posted online at ksl.com, lawmakers and federal officials in the U.S. are considering potential restrictions on e-cigarettes. The White House is reportedly considering a ban on flavored vaping products, while at least one senator is calling for an outright recall on all e-cigarette devices.*

In light of a mysterious lung illness tied to vaping and six confirmed deaths in the country associated with that illness, officials are trying to find a solution that will keep people safe. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is tracking the illness and says that its etiology is still unknown. The only link between all of the patients — of which there are now more than 450 — is use of vaping devices. 

In response to this news, the Trump Administration appears to be considering some type of ban on the devices, like a ban on flavored vape products that seem to largely attract teenagers and young adults. President Trump reportedly met with the Health and Human Services Secretary and the Acting Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about vaping and the dangers it presents to the public, particularly youth. No bans or recalls on e-cigarettes or vaping products have officially been announced. 

In the meantime, Senator Mitt Romney wrote a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services asking for expedient action on the issue. Romney is publicly in favor of a total recall on vaping devices, saying that the products should not be sold until investigators understand what is causing people to become ill. 

The CDC has advised that while investigations into the lung illness are ongoing, people should consider not using e-cigarettes. The CDC also said that pregnant women and children should never use the products, regardless of the illness investigation. 

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Source:https://www.ksl.com/article/46636546/sen-mitt-romney-urges-fda-to-move-quickly-on-e-cigarette-recall

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