The Trump administration is expected Friday to ban flavored e-cigarette pods with the exception of menthol and tobacco flavors, and flavored liquid nicotine products -- exclusions that have brought criticism from some public health groups.
That would be another blow to the vaping industry, which had sales to those under 21 put in place in a federal spending bill signed by Trump in December.
The movement against the vaping industry appeared to address concerns highlighted by a December survey released by the
"We needed major surgery and instead what we got is a bad Band-Aid,"
"The products being impacted appear to be significant contributors to the recent rise in teen usage," Conley said. "To say this is not going to do anything is pure political rhetoric."
Vaping industry leader Juul had already stopped e-cigarette pods to that age group and the new law is expected to have little effect on them. The company's main rivals, NJOY and Vuse, had hoped to fill the space vacated by Juul and stand the lose the most with the new law.