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Melania versus the Vapers

Posted On: Sep 12, 2019   |   Posted By: Politico

Melania versus the Vapers

The usually reticent first lady Melania Trump took to Twitter on Monday to air her concern about a “growing epidemic” of teen vaping. Her Twitter-addicted husband had already gotten the message. The couple has a 13-year-old son and the first lady's tweet followed weeks of behind-the-scenes efforts to come up with a response to growing pressure over the explosion of teen vaping and the spread of a mysterious vaping-linked illness across the country. President Donald Trump in the Oval Office on Wednesday unexpectedly announced a crackdown. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, sitting at his side, said that federal regulators would pull thousands of flavored vapes off the market until they go through regulatory reviews. That bar will be tough for many e-cigarette makers to clear, federal officials suggested. The first lady was not the only driving force. Tackling teen vaping is one of those child health issues that appeals to a wide swath of voters - and Democrats have scheduled hearings and demanded...

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