THE UK AND IRELAND'S LEADING VAPE TRADE MAGAZINE

NewsPolitics

US: Trump to meet with both sides today to discuss youth vaping

1 Mins read

President Trump will hold a meeting at the White House later today to discuss the ‘youth vaping epidemic’

The meeting will include advocacy and industry groups, non-profits, medical associations and state officials.

The meeting is scheduled for 1:45 PM PST (9:45 PM GMT).

According to the president’s public schedule, the meeting is a closed press ‘listening session on youth vaping and the electronic cigarette epidemic.’

In a statement to CNN, White House deputy press secretary, Judd Deere, said:

“As the President has said, there is a serious problem among our youth and their growing addiction to e-cigarettes.

“The policy making process is not stalled — it continues to move forward.

“This meeting will allow the President and other Administration officials an opportunity to hear from a large group, representing all sides as we continue to develop responsible guidelines that protect the public health and the American people.”

The President promised a meeting with vape industry leaders and others in the past.

However, the meeting didn’t go ahead and he eventually vetoed a bill that would introduce a federal flavour ban.

Who is invited to the meeting?

According to CNBC, the meeting will include:

  • KC Crosthwaite, CEO of JUUL
  • Howard Willard, CEO of Altria
  • Joe Fragnito, president and CCO of Reynolds American
  • Matt Myers, president of Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
  • Sally Goza, president-elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Harold Wimmer, president of the American Lung Association
  • Greg Conley, president of the American Vaping Association
  • Tony Abboud, executive director of the Vapor Technology Association
  • Scott Eley, president of the American E-Liquid Manufacturing Standards
  • An as-yet unnamed representative of conservative advocacy group Americans for Tax Reform.
Related posts
Health & WellbeingNewsScience

RELX Opens Bioscience Lab to Research the Effects of Vaping

1 Mins read
Leading Chinese vape brand RELX has started operations at its newly established research laboratory. The facility, based in China’s tech capital Shenzhen,…
Business & FinanceNews

Riot Labs PMTAs Accepted by FDA

1 Mins read
Milton Keynes-based e-liquid company Riot Labs has successfully submitted seven applications to market their products in the US. The Premarket Tobacco Applications…
NewsPolitics

Indian Vapers to Hold Protest to Mark Anniversary of Ban

1 Mins read
Indian vapers will take part in a series of online protests to mark one year since the introduction of a nationwide vape…

Leave a Reply