By Ann Brown
The FDA wanted to ban flavored vapes years ago, but top Obama officials nixed the plan. This despite studies that showed vaping was more than just inhaling water vapor, it also contains nicotine, which is considered as addictive as heroin and cocaine.
Now there have been renewed calls for a ban as there has been a rash of deaths associated with vaping. Doctors are pushing for the nation’s 3.6 million young users to quit. But that is easier said than done as many vapers have become addicted. And while Black youth lag behind white youth in the adoption of e-cigarettes, the industry has been aggressively marketing to the Black community, which as a whole has been disproportionately affected by the use of tobacco products.
When the FDA went to the Obama Administration with its worries and a plan for a ban, the tobacco industry interviewed. And, “over the course of 46 days, a deluge of more than 100 tobacco industry lobbyists and small business advocates met with White House officials as they weighed whether to include Click here to read entire article