After six deaths, Trump is banning flavored e-cigarettes.
“We can’t have our youth be so affected,” he stated. “People are dying with vaping, so we’re looking at it very closely.”
However, over 40,000 Americans have died from guns since the start of Trump’s presidential term—over 10,000 over them being children—and he hasn’t called for any major action.
On gun laws, Trump has stated, “We have very, very strong background checks right now. I’ve said it a hundred times: It’s not the gun that pulls the trigger.”
E-cigarettes and vape products are a $10 million industry, while the U.S. gun market is a $28 billion one. The NRA also spent $30 million to help get Trump elected.
The ban on flavored e-cigarettes and vape products would take effect by May. No federal gun reform has been enacted during the Trump presidency.
“A lot of people think, vaping is wonderful, it’s great,” he stated. “It’s really not wonderful. That’s one thing, I think, we can say definitively.”