Stewart Urges President Trump to Finalize E-Cigarette Flavor Ban
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Chris Stewart (R-UT) joined colleagues Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) and Rep. Peter King (R-NY) in sending a bipartisan letter urging President Trump to ban kid-friendly e-cigarette flavors.
“E-cigarettes have quickly become an epidemic among our youth. Banning flavored e-cigarettes, especially those targeted towards children, is an important start in solving this public health crisis.”- Rep. Chris Stewart
Five million children are now vaping, including one in four high school students—an increase of 135 percent over the past two years alone. Between 2017 and 2018, America saw a 78 percent increase in the number of high-school children using e-cigarettes, and a 48 percent increase in the number of middle-school children using these addictive and dangerous products.
The letter is supported by: The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, Truth Initiative, Parents Against Vaping e-Cigarettes (PAVe), Center on Addiction, Respiratory Health Association, American Association for Respiratory Care, Academy of General Dentistry, National Association of Elementary School Principals, Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, American Association for Cancer Research, American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, American Association of Women Dentists, Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs, Oncology Nursing Society, National Association for Secondary School Principals, National Alliance for Hispanic Health, Eta Sigma Gamma, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, American Student Dental Association, Society for Public Health Education, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Dental Association, American Association of Endodontists, and American College of Cardiology