Thursday, September 12, 2019
Kansas City Vape Shop Fact Checks Proposed Prez Trump Flavor Crackdown
This one deserves more attention as small biz pushes back against the Prez in a fight for their livelihood amid a recent deadly health scare.
Take a look:
Fox4: Local vape store owner calls Trump’s plan to ban e-cigarette flavors a ‘knee-jerk’ reaction
“I think it’s a knee-jerk reaction,” said Gerard Donovan, owner of the Vapor House.
On Wednesday, Trump announced a plan to ban the sales of most flavored e-cigarettes at a time when hundreds of people have been sickened by mystery lung illnesses and teen vaping continues to rise.
Donovan said the recent illnesses are due in most part to the ingredients people are ingesting, most he said are not legal.
“What’s driving the black market demand? Let’s just face it, it’s cannabis and THC and people wanting to get high,” Donovan said.
He said there are plenty of places that sell regulated and tested e-cigarette flavors. His store is one of them. He said it’s unfair that the President’s plan unfairly targets his business and others.
"They're lumping in the whole vapor industry because these folks are using a vapor-style cartridge to ingest this THC," he said.
CNBC: Trump administration readies ban on flavored e-cigarettes amid outbreak of vaping-related deaths
Digital Trends: ‘We’re screwed:’ Vaping industry panics after Trump ban on flavored e-cigarettes
Deadline: Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, Seth Meyers Take Aim At Trump’s Call For A Vaping Ban
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