Government bans sale of flavored e-cigarettes, not menthol

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(WTVO) — Those fruit-flavored e-cigarette cartridges are about to be a thing of the past.

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human services banned the sale of the products.

Vape companies will only be allowed to sell two flavors: tobacco and menthol.

Companies will have 30 days to stop manufacturing and distributing sweet flavored cartridges.

The government says this is an effort to stop teens from using vapor pens. A survey from 2019 showed more than 5 million middle and high school students reported using e-cigarettes.

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