NACCHO Issues Sign-on Opportunity Supporting Ban of Flavored E-Cigarettes
This week, the National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) released a sign-on opportunity for local health departments and officials to support the recently announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plan to remove non-tobacco flavored electronic cigarettes, including mint and menthol, from the market in an attempt to curb utilization of the products among youth. Recall, a recent flurry of activities at the federal level, including several states such as California, has occurred targeting such electronic cigarettes and vaping.
The most recent data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates a steady rise in use of flavored electronic cigarettes among youth, with 27.5 percent of high schoolers reporting that they recently vaped and that fruity and minty flavors were a popular reason to vape. NACCHO’s sign-on opportunity to indicate support of the impending ban and to encourage swift implementation by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is available here.