Gallup Poll Claims U.S. Wants Stricter Vape Rules

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Six in 10 Americans would like the laws and regulations dealing with electronic cigarettes to be stricter, a view shared by majorities of men, women and all age groups, according to a new poll from Gallup.

Views on e-cigarettes are also bipartisan, with more than half of Republicans, independents and Democrats wanting stricter laws.

The latest findings, from Gallup’s annual Consumption survey, conducted July 5-26, come after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration voted in June to ban the sale of a popular brand of e-cigarettes.

That decision is now under appeal.

The 61 percent of Americans currently in favor of stricter e-cigarette laws is slightly more than the 54 percent who held this view last year but similar to the 64 percent recorded in 2019.

Across all years, few adults have said the laws for e-cigarettes should be less strict, including 7 percent holding this position today.

The poll also found that a majority of Americans favor taking nicotine, but not menthol, out of cigarettes.