The Trump administration will announce the details of a possible ban on flavored e-cigarette and vaping products next week, President Donald Trump said Friday.
“We’re going the be coming out with a very important position on vaping,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “We have to take care of our kids, most importantly. So we’re going to have an age limit of 21 or so, but we’ll be coming out with something next week, very important on vaping.”
Trump said the administration will also look into raising the federal age to legally buy tobacco products, as well as concerns about the impact the action would have on jobs in the vaping industry.
“We’re talking about the age, we’re talking about flavors, we’re talking about keeping people working and, you know, there are some pretty good aspect,” Trump said. “But we’re very close to a final report and we will be giving it next week.”
Trump first announced the administration would ban flavored e-cigarettes products in September amid concern about rising rates of youth use and reported lung illnesses believed to be related to vaping. At the time, Trump said they would implement “strong rules and regulations” to keep the products away from underage users.