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FDA bans most flavoured e-cigarettes as lung injury epidemic slows

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: (Published 03 January 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m12
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York

The US Food and Drug Administration will ban most flavoured electronic cigarettes from 1 February.1 The latest figures show that since the outbreak of the epidemic in summer 2019 more than 2500 people in the US have been admitted to hospital with lung problems related to e-cigarette use, of whom 55 have died.2

The FDA said that it would ban fruit, candy, and mint flavoured pods that contain vaping liquids but not pods flavoured with tobacco or menthol. Flavoured pods are popular with young people. The sale of vaping fluids from open tank systems in vaping shops will be allowed to continue.

President Donald Trump had earlier called for a ban on all flavoured vaping supplies. He …

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