Spectrum: FDA to Ban Most Flavored E-Cigarettes, But Is It Enough?

Spectrum News interviewed Jeanie Orr, community engagement coordinator for Capital District Tobacco-Free Communities (CDTFC), for its story on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s new ban on cartridge-based e-cigarette flavors. CDTFC is a grant-funded program supported by St. Peter’s Health Partners.

From the story:

“I think it’s a positive step because we know that youth are using candy and fruit-flavored e-cigarettes,” said Jeanie Orr, of Capital District Tobacco-Free Communities.

However, she says this F.D.A. ban is limited and it doesn’t do enough. For example, tank-style systems, and tobacco flavored and menthol e-cigs are all exempted from this ban.

“If you get rid of flavored e-cigarettes but leave on the market flavored tobacco products, other products like cigarillos and chew and menthol cigarettes,” Orr said, “well these addicted youth now turn to combustible cigarettes and other products, and I don’t want to see that. I don’t think anyone does.”

You can watch the story below, or click here to read the article on Spectrum’s website.

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