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0724, 03 Jan 20

Sweeping Vaping Bans

While there may be some merit in more stringent regulation of vaping products, it is unacceptable that the Trump administration is doing this via executive action instead of it being something that is debated and voted upon by the legislature.

The US has announced a countrywide ban on some e-cigarette flavours amid concerns about vaping among teens.

The ban applies to mint and fruit flavours that are offered in cartridge-based e-cigarettes, like the popular pods sold by Juul.

The US will continue to allow menthol and tobacco flavours, as well as fruit flavours delivered in other ways.

The action has been under consideration for more than a year, with several states passing similar rules.

South Korea, India, Brazil are among the dozens of countries that have announced sweeping vaping bans. Others, like China, have announced restrictions.

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said the Trump administration wanted to continue to offer adults an alternative to traditional cigarettes, while responding to concerns about growing addiction to a new product among teens.

“By prioritizing enforcement against the products that are most widely used by children, our action today seeks to strike the right public health balance,” he said.


0724, 03 January 2020


  1. Kevin Scheunemann


    Trump deserves ridicule and criticism on this.

    He is acting like a liberal on the issue.


  2. jjf

    Or maybe, Kevin, he’s just acting like Trump always acts.

  3. Jason

    I agree Trump is overstepping here.  However, he’s not even close to Ever’s record setting first year.  Thank goodness he’ll be a one and done Guv.

  4. Kevin Scheunemann


    Then why are you always so angry at Trump if he always is acting like an authoritarian liberal?

  5. dad29

    Trump goes all goo-goo when “Teh Chirllun” are seemingly involved.  Clouds his judgment.

  6. jjf

    Unless they’re brown, Dad29.

    Kevin, he’s acting like an authoritarian.   Own it, admit it.

    If you really need to add modifiers, if he’s not a liberal, then he’s a “conservative authoritarian.”

  7. Kevin Scheunemann


    On this issue….he is.

    I at least own the crap on my side,and this is crap.

    You liberals eat your crap, defend it,and embrace it and ask for spoonfuls of more crap, rather than, ever, denouncing your crap.

    ….and your political crap pile is huge.

  8. jjf

    Surely your blinders are not so tight as to deny that Trump is an authoritarian through and through.

  9. Kevin Scheunemann


    Not through and through like a biological sex denying liberal, but he does have an issue from time to time.

    Nothing on the level of a crap pile PC liberal.

  10. Jason

    >Unless they’re brown, Dad29.

    You mean, unless they’re illegally trying to get into this country. Stop projecting Elmer.

  11. Mar

    Well, jjf shows his racism again. Typical liberal.
    Everyone here is mad because of the flavored vape but not a word about raising the minimum age of smoking from 18 to 21.
    I guess if it doesn’t affect you, you don’t care but if it possibly affects you, let’s get all hot and bothered.

  12. jjf

    Jason, not letting them it is one thing.  Separating them from their parents and letting them sleep on concrete?  Why that?

    One minute the explanation is that Trump can do whatever he wants by executive action, but when you disagree with what he’s done because it’s so egregious, then you think executive action is overbroad.

  13. dad29

    Dumbass Jiffy:  when someone applies for refugee status, the US is NOT ALLOWED to ‘not let them in.’  They may be warehoused in Mexico–but we must allow them a hearing; usually that means give them a future hearing date and let ’em go with the promise they’ll show up for the hearing.

    Separating the kids?  Unless you’re KreskinJiffy, you do not KNOW that ‘the chirrlllren’ are ACTUALLY the children.  They could be trafficked, or used as sympathy puppies.

    So we check, like any responsible people would.  You may do otherwise, but I did use the term “responsible.”

  14. dad29

    By the way, Jiffy, any half-intelligent person could have figured out the above all by themselves with about 15 seconds’ thought.

  15. jjf

    “Actually?”  So you’re saying it’s OK to mistreat them because of that?

  16. Jason

    Elmer FUD is at it again in a new discussion.

    >Separating them from their parents

    >letting them sleep on concrete

  17. jjf

    Which part do you disagree with, Jason?

    Dad29, when you talk to St. Peter at the gate, how do you imagine you’ll explain your cold, cold heart?

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