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Utah Senator push for a national ban on seasoning e-cigarettes again

2021/03/10|Knowledge

According to vapingpost, Utah Senator Mitt Romney issued a message asking his colleagues to promote a nationwide ban on spiced e-cigarettes.

Romney's comments are in line with President Joe Biden's support for this policy from 2014 to 2017 by Vivek Murthy, the surgeon general of Vivek Murthy Obama.

Romney then referred to a 2019 study by the food and Drug Administration's Center for tobacco products. This study used the data of FDA annual tobacco use survey to track the smoking status of middle and high school students.

The summary of the study, published in JAMA magazine, pointed out: "the prevalence of e-cigarette use among adolescents in the United States increased from 2011 to 2018. Continuing to monitor the prevalence of e-cigarettes and other tobacco products among young people is very important for publicizing public health policies, planning and regulatory work. "

The study, entitled "e-cigarette use among American youth in 2019", was published on November 5, 2019. At this time, the former trump government signed a law to increase the minimum legal age for the sale of such products.

Romney, the political opponent of former US President trump, demanded that only people aged 21 or above should buy tobacco products. Romney and morsi advocated the "tobacco 21" policy on different occasions.

"The analysis shows that nearly a quarter of high school students regularly smoke tobacco products and, in many cases, e-cigarettes," Romney said through kutv, a local branch of CBS.

Earlier, Romney proposed legislation in the US Senate in September 2019. This legislation will prohibit nationwide retailers from selling flavored electronic cigarette products other than tobacco flavors. But the bill died in the Senate without a vote or action.

In response to the popular non communicable e-cigarette "e-cigarette associated lung injury" (evali) in 2019, Romney's home state of Utah has issued an urgent ban on flavored e-cigarette products. Although the emergency ban is temporary, it mistakenly applies to regulated e-cigarette products rather than illegally purchased cannabis e-cigarette products.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) slowly identified that the majority of evali cases were caused by cannabis e-cigarettes.

Utah's actions, including several emergency orders issued by other state governments, have been sued by the tobacco and e-cigarette industries, demanding that the order be clarified and possibly revoked. Utah still has the flavor of hair dryer products, through specialty stores.

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