Trump Admin Mulls Retreat From Vaping Ban

The Associated Press reports:

The Trump administration is considering backing away from a pledge to ban popular mint and menthol vaping products — part of an effort to stem use among kids and curb a growing health crisis — as e-cigarette advocates press to preserve some flavors for adults.

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said last month that the administration would soon ban all flavors of vaping products except tobacco-flavor. But the administration is reconsidering mint and menthol, two people familiar with discussions said. They asked not to be identified because no decision has been made.

Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Brad Parscale, has told the president that internal polling shows banning the flavored products could cost votes in the 2020 election, according to people familiar with the matter. The Washington Post first reported Parscale’s warning.