Trump administration backs off flavored e-cig ban

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN) – President Donald Trump is reportedly backtracking on his decision to ban flavored vaping products.

Less than two months ago, Trump proposed the ban as the number of injuries and deaths associated with vaping related lung disease rose. Federal regulators had already signed off on the plan.

But the New York Times reports Trump’s advisers warned him that following-through on his proposal could hurt his campaign and cause job losses.

The CDC says 42 people have died and more than 2,000 have been injured in the U.S. from health issues related to vaping and e-cigarettes.

It’s unclear what Trump will now do to address the crisis.

Anti-tobacco groups say if the federal government doesn’t take action, states will.

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