Donald Trump has said his administration will propose banning thousands of flavoured e-cigarette products after six people died from vaping-related illnesses.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will develop guidelines so that only tobacco flavour remains on the market, the health secretary Alex Azar told reporters at the Oval Office.
He appeared alongside the US president, First Lady Melania Trump and the acting FDA commissioner Ned Sharpless.
Mr Trump said he wants parents to become aware of the problem after a surge in underage vaping.
He said: “People are going to watch what we’re saying and parents are going to be a lot tougher with respect to their children.”
The first lady recently tweeted her concerns about young people using e-cigarettes.
The announcement comes after a 50-year-old woman from Kansas became the sixth person to die from a vaping-related illness.
Mr Trump’s first public comments on the matter come as health authorities investigate hundreds of breathing illnesses reported in people who have used e-cigarettes and other vaping devices.
No single product, ingredient or additive has been identified, but many cases involve devices that use a substance found in cannabis.
Source: SKY NEWS