Trump 2020 Campaign Warns WH Against Vaping Ban

The Washington Post reports:

President Trump’s campaign manager Brad Parscale has privately warned the president that his plans to reduce youth vaping by banning flavored e-cigarettes could backfire in the 2020 election — placing Trump’s reelection campaign into the middle of a governmental debate over a major public health issue.

The political lobbying effort comes as the Trump administration is considering whether to continue allowing menthol and mint flavored e-cigarette products, which would mark a major retreat from a proposed ban announced in September on “all non-tobacco” flavors.

Parscale has commissioned internal campaign polling to argue that Trump supporters who use e-cigarettes could abandon the president if he follows through on a ban, according to a person familiar with the effort, who requested anonymity to discuss internal deliberations.