Statement on Administration’s Announced Intention to Remove Flavored E-Cigarettes from the Marketplace

September 11, 2019

Washington, D.C. – September 11, 2019 – Today, the Trump administration announced its intention to finalize compliance policy through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA), that would prohibit most flavored e-cigarettes, including mint and menthol-flavored products, from being on the market.

The following is a statement from Gary Reedy, CEO of the American Cancer Society and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN):

“The tobacco industry uses flavored tobacco products to lure kids into a lifetime of nicotine addiction.  The administration is taking an important first step in announcing its intention to remove flavored e-cigarettes from the market that have hooked youth. But it is critical that any final policy solution take a comprehensive approach to tobacco control to reduce all tobacco use. We will look closely at the details of the guidance and advocate for a final proposal that includes all flavored tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars, and menthol cigarettes and addresses nicotine addiction to maximize the impact on public health.”

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