Democratic Gov. of California Gavin Newsom has introduced plans to impose ban on counterfeit vapes also known as flavored e-cigarettes. Apart from putting an end to illicit vaping products, the Governor has also introduced a public awareness campaign of worth $20 million to spread awareness about the adverse effects of vaping on health.
The move has seen the light of the day in lieu of the rising instances of deaths and lung related diseases across the country due to increased usage of flavored e-cigarettes. He has also ordered the state officials to look for measures to put an end to the sale of vape and e-cigarettes, as young children and teens are inclined to get addicted to it.
Gov. Gavin Newsom introduced the move to curb the increased vaping-related diseases as an executive order.
In a statement he said, “Let’s just dispense with any niceties. You don’t have bubble gum flavor, mango-flavored tobacco products, unless you’re trying to target an audience that you are losing. That’s young people.”
“We’ve seen a skyrocket increase in the use of these flavored products by our children. As a father of four, this has been an issue that’s been brought to the forefront of my consciousness,” he added.
Aside from the imposing statewide ban on counterfeit products, Gavin Newsom has also asked the state authorities to furnish warnings about the harmful effects of vaping on the products.
Prior to the announcement by the Californian Gov., President Trump himself rolled out a plan to introduce vaping ban along with limiting the usage of e-cigarettes. These guidelines were issued when the news of six dead and more than 450 cases of lung-related diseases gained media’s attention.
Out of the 6 dead and more than 450 cases of lung-related diseases registered across the country, one dead and 63 instances of respiratory ailments were found in the golden state alone.
First Lady Melania Trump voiced her concerns about the increasing usage of vapes and its adverse affects on social network.
She said, “I am deeply concerned about the growing epidemic of e-cigarette use in our children. We need to do all we can to protect the public from tobacco-related disease and death, and prevent e-cigarettes from becoming an on-ramp to nicotine addiction for a generation of youth.”
Gov. Gavin Newsom is also considering levying more tax on e-cigarettes, which will lead to the drop in sales of such products. With rising instances of death and respiratory diseases originating from vaping, the law is expected to be introduced at the earliest to prevent any further loss of human life.