Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren said during a CNN town hall Wednesday night that President Trump deserves credit for his efforts to crack down on vaping.
CNN moderator Don Lemon said to the Massachusetts senator, “Earlier this month, the Trump administration policy that banned many flavored e-cigarettes went into effect. Does President Trump deserve some credit for that?”
“Uh, actually, yes,” Mrs. Warren replied. “The head of FDA who did this, I spoke to him many times and said I would support him if he did this.
“Look, when we see movement in the right direction we have to be willing to stand up and say ‘good,’ because it is good,” she added.
The Trump administration last month announced a policy banning some popular e-cigarette flavors like fruit and mint in an effort to curb the increasing number of young people who are turning to vaping products. The ban only applies to cartridge-based e-cigs, like the ones sold in convenience stores — not to the liquids that are sold separately in places like vape shops, Reuters reported.
It is a watered-down policy compared to the one the Trump administration proposed in September, which banned all e-cigarette and vaping flavors except tobacco. According to Reuters, Mr. Trump walked back the policy amid concerns it would lead to a black market for vaping products and potential job losses.