Portman Praises Trump Administration Decision to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes

September 11, 2019 | Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) issued the following statement praising the Trump administration’s decision to ban flavored e-cigarettes: 

“I applaud the Trump administration for taking action to curb youth smoking rates. Banning flavored e-cigarettes is a key step to doing so, and I hope that Congress will follow up this progress by raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21.”

NOTE: Portman is a cosponsor of two bipartisan bills to raise the federal minimum age for buying tobacco products, including vaping products, from age 18 to 21.