President Donald Trump, announced Wednesday that it will ban the marketing of electronic cigarettes with flavorings in the country, after the first deaths caused by its use have been made public in recent days.
"The FDA (Food and Drug Administration in the United States) is working to ban electronic cigarettes with flavorings"Health Secretary Alex Azar stated in statements to journalists at the White House.
Azar explained that it will take "several weeks" to complete this process and then a period of 30 days for the decision to ban all tastes of electronic cigarettes, with the exception of tobacco, to take effect.
Azar made the announcement in the Oval Office next to Trump, who said that the vape is a problem that mainly affects "innocent children".
"We will have to do something about it," Trump said.
His wife, First Lady Melania Trump, said yesterday that she was "deeply concerned" about the growing use of these cigarettes in the United States.
"I am deeply concerned about the growing epidemic of the use of electronic cigarettes among our children. We must do everything we can to protect the public from tobacco-related diseases and deaths and to prevent electronic cigarettes from becoming a way to access nicotine addiction."he said Melania Trump in your Twitter account.
The announcement by Trump's government comes after the authorities have already reported the deaths of six people, three of them last Friday, due to electronic cigarettes, a practice under which bans are imposed on their risks.
The last one, a woman over the age of 50, was released on Tuesday.
Last week, the governor of Michigan, Democrat Gretchen Whitmer, decreed a ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes, making the state the first to sell those products.
Pulmonary scanners from patients with vaping disease show the appearance of severe viral or bacterial pneumonia, but tests to confirm these diseases give negative results.
These vaporizers are sold without age limits and are offered with flavors such as fruit juices, candies and chewing gum.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nicotine is addictive in both regular and electronic cigarettes.
Other ingredients in the liquid of these cigarettes include ultrafine particles that can reach the lungs, aromatic compounds such as diacetyl, a chemical linked to severe lung diseases and heavy metals such as nickel, tin and lead.
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