The End of Vaping?
Vaping may follow the same fate as cigarettes or with recent moves this could be the beginning of the end for vapers. The Food and Drug Administration and Congress are now looking into vaping. The World Health Organization has called on national standards for vaping. As the number of vaping-related illnesses continues to grow at an alarming rate, the FDA and Congress are getting involved. The Food and Drug Administration has announced it will launch a criminal probe into e-cigarettes.
Meanwhile, Congress plans to hold a subcommittee hearing on the matter next week. This week, the CDC confirmed 530 cases of vaping-related illnesses in the U.S., up from 380 just one week ago. New York and Minnesota have already banned flavored e-cigarettes and the federal government is reportedly considering a nationwide ban. Do you think a vaping ban is coming? Has the rash of illnesses convinced you to stop vaping?
Walmart, the world's largest retailer, has announced it will stop selling electronic cigarettes at its stores, citing increased regulations and growing concerns over the number of illnesses and deaths linked to vaping. According to an internal memo, the company will "discontinue the sale of electronic nicotine delivery products" after its current stock is sold. This week, the CDC reported 530 vaping illnesses in the U.S. so far in 2019, including seven deaths. New York and Michigan have already announced bans and the federal government is considering it. Do you think other retailers will follow in Walmart's footsteps? Should they?