WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. health officials will ban most flavored e-cigarettes popular with underage teenagers. But the plan from the Trump administration includes major exceptions that benefit companies that make and sell e-cigarettes and adults who use the nicotine-emitting devices.
The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday the policy won't affect menthol or tobacco flavors. The policy also won't affect large, tank-based vaping products sold in vape shops that cater to adults.
Those changes are a major step back from President Donald Trump's original plan announced in September, which would have banned nearly all flavors in all vaping products.