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Trump Says Certain E-Cigarette Flavors Will Be Pulled From Market

The president hinted at the move while speaking to reporters at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida Tuesday.
Posted at 2:10 PM, Jan 01, 2020

"We're going to protect our families, we're going to protect our children and we're going to protect the industry," President Trump said.

President Donald Trump has suggested that certain flavors of e-cigarettes will be taken off the market for a period of time as part of a new plan to address underage vaping. 

The president hinted at the move while speaking to reporters at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida Tuesday. 

"Hopefully, if everything's safe, they're gonna be going very quickly back onto the market. So the flavors will come off, they're gonna be checked, we want to make it ... People have died from this, they've died from vaping. We think we understand why," President Trump said.

President Trump said his administration will announce the new plan "very shortly." His comments came just hours after a Wall Street Journal report said the FDA is getting ready to ban the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes. The outlet said the announcement could come as soon as Friday.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.