Trump Just Avoided Making a Huge Mistake on Vaping

(Carlo Allegri/Reuters)
Take a long drag and get ready for the next battle.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE J ust a few months ago, the current administration announced a plan to do something very stupid. In a panic over the rise of teen vaping and a then-mysterious “vaping disease” that now appears to be caused by contaminated black-market marijuana products, it announced it would ban virtually all flavored nicotine vaping products.

Those products taste better than tobacco and appeal to young vapers. But they also appeal to adult smokers trying to quit. So the proposal threatened personal freedom, had nothing to do with the true cause of the mysterious disease, and might have harmed public health more than it helped.


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