Trump plan to curb teen vaping exempts some flavors

Trump plan to curb teen vaping exempts some flavors
The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday the new policy on vaping cartridges won't affect menthol or tobacco flavors. (Source: CNN)

(AP) - U.S. health officials will ban most flavored e-cigarettes popular with underage teenagers.

But the plan from the Trump administration includes major exceptions that benefit companies that make and sell e-cigarettes and adults who use the nicotine-emitting devices.

The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday the policy won't affect menthol or tobacco flavors.

The policy also won't affect large, tank-based vaping products sold in vape shops that cater to adults.

Those changes are a major step back from President Donald Trump’s original plan announced in September, which would have banned nearly all flavors in all vaping products.

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