Smoke ’em if you’ve got ’em: Flavored vape ban alarms Arizona retailers

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Posted at 8:30 AM, Sep 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-16 11:30:17-04

Arizona vape-store owners fear their business will go up in smoke after the past week's warning by the Trump administration that it plans to begin enforcing rules that would drive flavored e-cigarettes out of the market, an industry official said.

The White House statement was in response to recent reports that vaping-related lung illnesses have been confirmed in 33 states and one territory – including six deaths nationwide.

The Department of Health and Human Services’ plan would target the flavored vaping liquids that critics say have led to an explosion of e-cigarette use among teens.

Currently, about 8 million adults use e-cigarettes, but 5 million children are using e-cigarettes,” said HHS Secretary Alex Azar.

Read more from the Phoenix Business Journal.