Trump plans ban on flavoured e-cigarettes
A mysterious lung disease linked to vaping has killed six people and injured hundreds
Washington — Faced with a worsening epidemic of teenage vaping and a mysterious illness stalking users of cigarette alternatives, the Trump administration promised to ratchet up its oversight of a burgeoning but increasingly troubled industry.
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that vaping had become an urgent public-health concern in the US, “specifically with respect to children”. Health and human services secretary Alex Azar said that 5-million children say they have vaped in 2019, a steep and startling jump from the 3.6-million who told government surveyors they had used e-cigarettes in 2018.