ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORT THE PRESIDENT’S SEPTEMBER DECISION TO REMOVE FLAVORED E-CIGARETTES FROM THE MARKET
Now is the time to act and protect the health of our children
November 18, 2019 – We write to express our strong, unified support for President Trump’s proposal, made on September 11, 2019, to swiftly remove all non-tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes, including mint and menthol flavors, from the marketplace both in retail stores and online. We urge the Administration to act without delay to finalize and implement its plan.
The support for this proposal is broad, intense and deeply held. In a joint letter issued on September 24, 2019, 56 health, medical and education community groups supported President Trump and his Administration’s September 11 announcement to remove all flavored e-cigarettes from the market.
Support for the policy has only grown since that date. On October 10, 2019, a letter was sent by more than a dozen major conservative organizations in support of the President’s plan to remove all flavored e-cigarettes from the market. On November 4, 2019, a letter was delivered to the White House with over 110,000 signatures from concerned citizens from all 50 states expressing support for the plan.
Nearly 40,000 mothers have signed a letter expressing their support and urging prompt action. The issue takes on increased urgency because there have been numerous reports about the White House’s deliberations on this issue that indicate that the White House may not go forward with the original decision. We want to reiterate our full support for the President’s September 11 plan.
Read full statement: Joint Statement – Remove Flavored E-Cigarettes from the Market 11.18.19