Senators Shaheen, Hassan Praise Trump Administration's Move to Ban E-Cigarettes - NBC10 Boston

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Praise Trump Administration's Move to Ban E-Cigarettes

The New Hampshire senators had signed a letter sent to the heads of health agencies demanding answers on their actions to address the health impacts of e-cigarette products

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    Trump Admin Targets Flavored Vapes and E-Cigarettes

    The White House announced Wednesday a plan to ban the sale of flavored electronic cigarettes. The move comes amid what some are calling a "vaping crisis." Hundreds of illnesses linked to the use of e-cigarettes are being investigated, along with several deaths. (Published Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019)

    New Hampshire's U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen says she's glad to see the Trump administration's announcement that it would move to ban flavored e-cigarettes.

    Shaheen said the surge in youth vaping is alarming and banning the e-cigarettes is an important first step to tackle this public health crisis.

    Shaheen and U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan had earlier signed onto a Senate letter sent to the heads of health agencies demanding answers on their actions to address the health impacts of e-cigarette products. Six people have died and more than 450 people nationwide have been diagnosed with illnesses linked to e-cigarette use.

    The letter was sent to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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