Trump Announces Plan to Ban Flavored Vape Products

Trump Announces Plan to Ban Flavored Vape Products

September 11th, 2019 – Following a push by the US Food and Drug Administration to regulate vape products, Trump stated in an announcement from the White House that the FDA would be enforcing a new e-cigarette policy that could effectively ban flavored vape products, including but not limited to e-liquids/vape juice, vape pods/cartridges, and disposable vape pens. Once those final parameters are set, some products could be completely pulled from shelves. Azar stated in the announcement:

"It'll take several weeks for us to put out the final guidance that will announce all the parameters around the enforcement policy, and then there will likely be about a 30-day delay to effective date, as is customary,"

Azar went on to state that all other flavors of vape out there other than tobacco could potentially be eliminated. Companies who manufacture the flavors of vape other than tobacco would get the opportunity to submit their products to the FDA for approval, but the products would not be allowed on shelves until approval is granted.

All of these changes are following the recent headlines of supposed vaping-related deaths caused by sudden lung disease and reports of lung illnesses related to vaping in the United States. While the federal and state agencies like the CDC, the FDA, and state-level health departments are working to draw definitive conclusions about what caused the deaths and if there is an actual link between the cases, clear explanations or connections are currently not available.

What Could This Mean for the Vape Industry?

It seems as if certain vape brands will be paying the ultimate price here, but sound conclusions these products are to blame are not yet available. The investigations have found that several people who have reported illnesses due to vaping were using CBD or THC oil vaping products. Vitamin E acetate oil, which is used primarily in cannabinoid -related vape products, is also undergoing a lot of scrutiny as a potentially risky agent.

What Are the Chances the Administration's Plans to Ban E-Cigs Will Proceed?

It's very possible restrictions on vape could get tighter in spite of consumer kickback and resistance. Many consumers have turned to vaping as an alternative option to traditional cigarettes, and have found success. For them, vaping is worth fighting for.

A deadline of May 2020 was initially established for vape manufacturers to submit their products for FDA approval, but the recent turn of events may bring that deadline even closer.

As of now, the bill to ban flavored vapes has not been signed, however, consumers and vape manufacturers are gearing up to defend the industry.

Influential vape brands including Naked Vape Juice, Air Factory e-Liquids, and Vapor Beast have banned together and raised over $150 million to fight the ban.

In addition, a petition to stop Donald Trump from signing the federal flavor ban on e-cigarettes has been posted by We the People.

The petition needs 100,000 signatures. As of 1:30 PM (PST), around 50,000 people have joined the fight and signed the petition. It's halfway there already, but we need everyone's support here.

Get involved and join the fight to defend vape flavors by signing the petition here: Petition Against Federal Flavor Ban on E-Cigarette Products


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sarah Gross - October 25, 2019

Vaping has helped myself and many others to quit smoking, in which that is what it’s intended for. I wouldn’t have even tried to quit using the vape if t wasn’t for the flavors. It’s sad that parents now adays are so consumed with their own selfs and having phones computers and tablets doing the raising of their children that, this is one of the reasons why your child vapes and you have no idea. I think that if your child vapes or smokes then it’s the parents responsibility to take care of it and it’s not by giving them more! I think it’s even more pitiful of parents blaming the vaping products for anything, the tobacco companies weren’t held to blame for them smoking it’s the parents fault bottom line. Be a parent stop blame gaming, find the blame in your parenting. As for the epidemic of all these people getting sick why not see what products came out around the start of it, find the links between them and find what’s causing it to find a solution. Tobacco companies slap warnings and still come out with different types are variations. It doesn’t make sense to push people off the cigarette to vaping just to go back i don’t imagine that being any better. Sorry to be so real and forward, but the blame doesn’t help finding the source and fixing it is what needs to happen.

Tatumn - October 21, 2019

Don’t ban them, they make people happy

Laura Arreguin - September 27, 2019

It’s all about getting the e-juice/vape company to have to pay for fda approvals. Our government doesn’t like it when they don’t get their cut off the profit and they always gotta get the biggest cut. I like flavored juice because then my breath doesn’t smell like cigarette, I know there isn’t enough info out there to say calling use more or less harmful than smoking, but it’s my choice and parents need to keep better tabs on their kids, maybe not give them a hundred dollar allowance every month, those device’s that the kids who got sick or passed away on were most likely over $60. Some are $150. Those use more battery power and use more coil and if they keep forgetting to fill their liquid then they are getting dry hits which means they are vaping on burnt cotton and aluminums. Vaping 52mg of nicotine is rediculous. And salt nicotine is unnecessary, that’s when things got out of control in my opinion. Not to mention majority of these kids are also vaping thx, on devices not meant for it. But controlling or pulling flavored juices isn’t the answer, kids always find something that destroys them.. Remember bath salts, and snorting baby powder. Can’t ban baby powder. .

curtis blacketer - September 24, 2019

no bad ideal

Robbin Hannah - September 19, 2019

This is America where we are supposed to be free from government control regulating this product is not in the constitutions powers. First it should be a states issue second things are being blown out of per portion over a few kids deaths. What else did the kids put in there to try and vape? I don’t see the government banning tide pods but how many kids died from that. How many kids die each year from vehicles but we’re not banning them? I do not want the hover to take more of my freedom from me or choices from us as Americans. Acting on panic issues is action on emotion not logic.

Ryder - September 18, 2019

I’m very worried that I wont have a good alternative to cigarettes after this year. This is absolutely insane what’s going on. If they ban vapes then they need to ban tobacco too. Oh wait, it’s just another way that the government controls us. They dont want us to be truly free. It should be my choice to vape or not… not theirs.

James - September 17, 2019

This is such a absurd decision from the government. This ban makes absolutely no sense at all. They are acting like this is a pandemic with how fast this decision is in the forefront of decision making. Kids that vape will end up going back to smoking cigarettes, kids that didn’t smoke cigs before vaping but vape now will go to cigarettes, People who used vaping to quit cigarettes will not probably go back to cigs. How does any of this make any sense? No logic whats so ever. And things will get worse in the ejuice business because a black market will be created for ejuice which will be even more dangerous than it supposedly is now. This definitely smells very fishy….tobacco companies??

Ricky L Gentle - September 16, 2019

Trump is a idiot & does not know what he is banning.The China E juice is to blame for most of the problems.

Andrew Robbins - September 16, 2019

Vaping has not only helped my stop smoking cigarettes but methamphetamine as well. Please dont take this away from me.

Gwyna - September 16, 2019

Vaping helped me quit smoking after 18 years as it has thousands of other people. Most of the deaths involved people vaping cannabis extracts in flavored e-liquid, which I’m sure has some sort of negative reaction, thus vaping too much cannabis oil regardless of being broken down in flavored e-liquid is not good explaining the respiratory issues the people that died had. I’m totally pro cannabis and vaping, but my opinion should be kept separate from each other.

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