LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — President Trump rescinded his plan to ban flavored e-cigarettes,according to the New York Times.
That change of thought reportedly came during a flight to Kentucky to campaign for Gov. Matt Bevin back on Nov. 4.
The Times reported his advisers swayed him by warning of political repercussions to sweeping restrictions.
But a week ago the President tweeted he would meet with representatives from the vaping industry as well as state representatives.
Will be meeting with representatives of the Vaping industry, together with medical professionals and individual state representatives, to come up with an acceptable solution to the Vaping and E-cigarette dilemma. Children’s health & safety, together with jobs, will be a focus!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 11, 2019
Sen. Rand Paul weighed in at a recent Senate committee meeting. He said: "We really ought to ask the question and look at, are lives being saved from vaping? I think there are estimates that hundreds of thousands have been saved over the past 12 years from vaping instead of smoking."
The Times reported that according to a senior official, the meeting the President referred to in his tweet on Nov.11 has not been set.