Related deaths alarm United States, flavored e-cigarettes targeted

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Nationwide there have been 450 cases of lung illnesses linked to e-cigarettes and vaping.

Dan Marchant, UK Vaping Industry Association board member, said: "It is a shame that the USA president has been poorly advised on the facts; this decision is based on misleading information and will only serve to deter smokers from making a life-changing switch to a far less harmful alternative".

But parents, teachers and health advocates have increasingly called for a crackdown on flavors, arguing that they are overwhelmingly to blame for a recent surge in underage vaping by US teens, particularly with small, discrete devices such as Juul's.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in May confirmed the death of a 10-year-old Guatemalan girl, bringing the number of known migrant children deaths to six within eight months.

President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday his plans to ban flavoured e-cigarettes across the United States after a string of vaping-related deaths happening over the last few months.

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On Wednesday, the Trump administration announced it was planning to introduce restrictions on the sale of vapes. Recently, there have been outbreaks of an illness affecting those who vape. Most of those who became sick had reportedly consumed THC products.

Supervisor Shamann Walton co-authored the legislation with the city attorney and says San Francisco's ban has made everyone take a closer look at e-cigarettes. The only way to solve the current vaping crisis is for adults to take personal responsibility for their actions.

Vaping companies deny they are targeting young people. Senator Mitt Romney, a Utah Republican, tweeted Tuesday that the FDA "should consider recalling e-cigarettes". Even then, companies will have time to respond. "We will fully comply with the final FDA policy when effective". Always consult a physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have about a medical condition or health objectives.

The Gallup poll predicted that "the public's perception of vaping as a less harmful alternative to cigarettes may lead to increased usage of vaping". And that's true. But in our view protecting children from developing addiction to nicotine outweighs that concern.

Children, however, are a different story: In 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that upwards of 4 million middle and high school students now use tobacco products.

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In some states, schools have taken measures to combat the popularity of vaping among their students. A third of high-schoolers and middle-schoolers reported that they were exposed to vaping aerosol in 2018.

A preliminary study published on Friday noted that 53 cases-28 in Wisconsin and 25 in Illinois-included previously healthy teens, most of whom were males.

"We had success in the world of cigarettes", says Dr.

But many parents, politicians and health activists have called for action on flavors.

Those with pre-existing lung or breathing conditions are also at a greater risk: if you have asthma or a related condition, the effects of secondhand vaping may be heightened.

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