WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said Wednesday he might seek to ban the sale of non-tobacco flavored vaping products in an effort get young people to give up e-cigarettes.
"We are going to have to do something about it," Trump told reporters at the White House, describing vaping as a "new problem in the country."
The Food and Drug Administration will soon issue guidance on how take flavored vaping products off the market, said Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, a process that could take months.
Two days ago, first lady Melania Trump expressed concern about "the growing epidemic" of e-cigarette use by children. She tweeted, "we need to do all we can to protect the public from tobacco-related disease and death, and prevent e-cigarettes from becoming an on-ramp to nicotine addiction for a generation of youth."