Parents, doctors, and politicians from both parties have joined forces in an attempt to ban certain vaping products from being sold in Hempstead NY.
The ban will start with doing away with flavored vapes, which officials believe lead young children to nicotine addiction.
Hempstead town supervisor Laura Gillen told CBS, "The use of flavors to make it seem like fun, like you're having bubble gum, is what gets our children hooked on these devices at a very young age."
Currently, in the United States, 215 cases of severe lung damage have been linked to the use of e-cigarettes. A recent survey showed 3.6 million middle and high school students are vaping.
JUUL CEO Kevin Burns released a statement that read, "We have never marketed to youth and never will. To avoid any misconceptions and uphold our commitment to keeping nicotine out of the hands of underage users."
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