After a meeting with President Trump and FDA commissioner Norman Sharpless on Wednesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced that the FDA would soon issue regulations that would let it force flavored e-cigarette products off the shelves. The announcement doesn't signal a full ban just yet, but it does come precisely a year after the FDA declared teenage e-cigarette use an "epidemic." Azar said "we intend to clear the market of flavored e-cigarettes" and that the FDA is finalizing plans to do so. Six people have been reported dead from a lung disease tied to vaping, and more than 450 possible cases have been reported in 33 states. Until a cause is found, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have warned people against vaping altogether.
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