A promise in the air? A real awareness of the American president? Two months ago, Donald Trump promised to ban flavored e-liquids for the e-cigarette. But according to US media, he finally gave up forbidding this product, lest it cost him his reelection in 2020.
That would be all good news for the e-cigarette in the United States even if it is not yet confirmed ... The President of the United States, Donald Trump would be about to give up his frontal attack of vaping. Yet two months ago, the US president promised to ban flavored e-liquids. It's his daughter Ivanka and his wife Melania, he said, who convinced him of the dangerousness of this product, a true epidemic for American youth.
« We can not let people get sick and see our kids at this point affected Donald Trump said.
While the draft ban was finalized, close to be made public at a press conference, Donald Trump decided the day before to cancel everything to backtrack.
According to the US media, Trump's advisers have been the targets of an intense lobbying campaign by the manufacturers of vaping machines, which would have convinced him, polls in support, that this ban would have been bad for his re-election in 2020 , risking crumpling his base.
True or not, writes the Wahsington Post, the risk of losing the support of its base is the best way to convince the president. On Twitter, he said there is little think about a " acceptable solution ". It could be to raise the legal age to 21 years instead of 18 years. " The health and safety of children will be the priorities Donald Trump writes.