CONCORD, N.H. (AP) New Hampshire's U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen says she's glad to see the Trump administration's announcement that it would move to ban flavored e-cigarettes.
Shaheen said the surge in youth vaping is alarming and banning the e-cigarettes is an important first step to tackle this public health crisis.
Shaheen and U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan had earlier signed onto a Senate letter sent to the heads of health agencies demanding answers on their actions to address the health impacts of e-cigarette products. Six people have died and more than 450 people nationwide have been diagnosed with illnesses linked to e-cigarette use.
The letter was sent to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
(Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)