February 6, 2020: the US ban UU. Of certain flavored electronic cigarette products that will take effect on Thursday, it will do little to curb the use of nicotine among teenagers, experts say
Youth-friendly flavors, such as mint and fruit, are subject to the ban, but menthol and tobacco flavors will remain legal. And the ban applies only to preloaded cartridges or devices. All other devices will remain in the market, NBC News reported.
That includes highly concentrated and rechargeable nicotine vape products called Smok and Suorin Drops, and disposable vape pods called Puff Bars.
"I'm not very optimistic," said Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, a professor at Stanford University who studies teenage vaping. NBC News. "We really need to enforce the law on all tobacco products, regardless of these gaps."
"The new policy does not solve the problem," said Matthew Myers, president of the Campaign for Tobacco Free Children. NBC News. "Millions of flavored products will remain available."