The Trump administration’s partial ban on flavored e-cigarettes will go into effect at a minute after midnight Thursday.
The partial vape ban will impact most vapor products that use pre-filled pods, often called closed systems. Sales of fruit-, dessert- and mint- flavored pods will be banned; menthol and tobacco flavors will escape prohibition, according to an article in the Washington Post. The closed-pod products products, which were popularized by Juul Labs, have been widely available in convenience stores and in some vape shops.
The goal of the restrictions is to reduce youth vaping, which health officials say has reached epidemic levels, according to the story. The White House initially indicated it would ban even more products, but backed off amid objections from the vaping industry.