On Wednesday, President Donald Trump calls a meeting with FDA to ban all non-tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes from the market.
Trump discussed the proposal during a meeting at the White House after discussing it with advisers like Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and acting Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Norman Sharpless, Bloomberg reported.
Trump told reporters: “Not only is it a problem overall, but really specifically with respect for children. We may very well have to do something very, very strong about it.”
Secretary Azar said the FDA would soon issue regulatory guidance to remove flavored vaping products from the market. The secretary cited statistics showing five million children using e-cigarettes of some kind, a number he found alarming.
The announcement from the White House came just one day after former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg called for a ban on flavored e-cigarettes in The New York Times, calling it an urgent health crisis.