Donald Trump has expressed concerns over enacting his administration’s proposed ban of e-cigs.
Reuters reports that Trump is now claiming it would lead to people obtaining them illegally.
U.S. vaping-related respiratory illness has sickened more than 2,000 people and killed 47.
E-cigarette executives claim a ban on the products could lead to a loss of at least 100,000 jobs.
The American Lung Association’s head Harold Wimmer wants a ban on all e-cigs and vaping flavors.
Wimmer told Trump that his stance was what Trump had announced in September.
More than 27.5% of American high school students use e-cigarettes, up from 20.7% in 2018.
Youth exposure to nicotine affects brain development and makes them more susceptible to addiction.