Menthol and tobacco flavours, as well as vaping liquids used in an open-tank based electronic delivery systems will not included in the ban. This means that the law only applies to cartridges or pre-prepared vaping devices. Anyone caught selling or procuring such liquids within the state could be charged with a Class III misdemeanor for each offense.
Curiosity not flavours is what drives teen vaping
Meanwhile, in line with previous arguments by several anti-smoking experts, new data released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), have indicated that curiosity is the main motivator driving minors to try vaping, not flavours.
Released last week, the data indicate that all the flavour bans being set in place across the US, may do little to decrease teen vaping rates. “Among students who reported ever having tried e-cigarettes, the three most common reasons for use were “I was curious about them” (55.3%), “friend or family member used them” (30.8%), and “they are available in flavors, such as mint, candy, fruit, or chocolate” (22.4%). Among students who never used e-cigarettes, 39.1% were curious about using e-cigarettes and 37.0% were curious about smoking cigarettes,” reads the CDC website.
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