After a series of vaping-related illnesses in the country, which have left hundreds of people in hospital and caused at least six deaths, the Trump administration has announced plans to ban most flavored vaping products. The administration cited an “epidemic” of e-cigarette use among teenagers, accusing nicotine-flavored products of attracting more children to smoking.
President Trump announced this decision at a press conference during which he mentioned Melania’s son, Baron, while apparently forgetting for half a second that he is also Baron’s father. He also described the relatively new problem of vaping as “not wonderful”.
The government’s swift action on the issue of vaping after only six deaths stands in stark contrast to its reluctance to give in to measures such as the extension of gun control measures, while large-scale shootings have resulted in a number of deaths. died in August alone.
Twitter users quickly questioned the apparent hypocrisy of this move:
— Ashlee (@Rosetoes5583) September 12, 2019
— Chief Barker (@ChiefGSD) September 12, 2019