Trump backs off vaping flavor ban over electoral fears

President Trump has backed off the vaping flavor ban he promised to counter the rise in teen vaping.

Trump reportedly canceled administration plans to roll out the ban during a briefing about the potential consequences on a Nov. 4 flight to Kentucky, according to multiple reports. He told advisers that he wouldn’t sign off on the ban because he was worried that it could lead to job losses and political fallout, the Washington Post reported.

The administration had faced months of pressure from e-cigarette industry lobbyists, including those from the Vapor Technology Association, which advocates for consumer rights
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