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FDA Announces Upcoming Ban on Flavored e-Cigarettes

President Donald Trump announced a ban on flavored e-cigarettes on September 11 in response to an outbreak of unexplained lung disease that has sickened hundreds and killed at least six people, according to the American Dental Education Association.

President Donald Trump announced a ban on flavored e-cigarettes on September 11 in response to an outbreak of unexplained lung disease that has sickened hundreds and killed at least six people, according to the American Dental Education Association.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently finalizing its rule that would remove from the market all non-tobacco flavors of e-cigarettes, including mint and menthol. Once the rule is released, retailers will have 30 days to comply. A bipartisan group of U.S. senators wants the FDA to go even further and not only ban the use of flavored e-cigarettes, but also to increase regulation of the vaping device itself.

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