On November 11, according to foreign reports, vapers in the United States held a rally in Washington to protest the government’s ban on electronic cigarettes.
The rally took place on Saturday afternoon in the Oval Park near the White House.
The group called for keeping electronic cigarette products, including flavored vapes, on the market.
Protesters accused the Trump administration and the FDA of recommending a ban on flavored e-cigarettes.
Recently, the number of lung injuries associated with e-cigarettes has soared to more than 2000 in the United States, with 39 deaths confirmed in 24 states. But the latest CDC study showed that THC was used by vapers in 29 cases, and vitamin E acetate was contained in the cannabis oil, which may be the cause of the outbreak.
The Trump administration will issue a nationwide e-cigarette ban this week. According to previous reports, tobacco and peppermint flavored carts will be preserved, while other flavored e-cigarette products will be banned.
Trump said at a press conference last week that e-cigarettes have become an important industry. They have talked about the flavor ban, the age range of young people buying e-cigarettes, and the topic of keeping e-cigarette practitioners working.
It can be seen that after Trump proposed to issue the e-cigarette ban jointly with the FDA in September, the U.S. e-cigarette policy was eased. From the first firm ban to the present various consideration, it shows the change of the U.S. e-cigarette policy.
At the time of the state e-cigarette ban, the American Vapor Technology Association and e-cigarette stores filed lawsuits in each state to challenge the governor’s emergency ban, some courts suspended it, and said that more hearings were needed to ensure the interests of all parties.
All conclusions will be announced this week, and the U.S. e-cigarette policy may become a global policy vane.
Here’s a live picture from Twitter.