PARIS (AP) — The French parliament is considering a ban on single-use, disposable electronic cigarettes that are popular with teenagers for their sweet flavors and are under scrutiny as a new source of trash.
Disposable e-cigarettes are small, battery-powered devices that deliver vaporized nicotine with various flavorings.
While they do not contain tobacco, many include nicotine, a dangerous chemical known for its addictive properties.
The surge in disposable e-cigarettes in the U.S. market, primarily from China, following the Food and Drug Administration’s 2020 ban on flavored reusable e-cigarettes like Juul, exemplifies the broader challenge.
The flavor restrictions didn’t apply to disposable products, which proliferated in the wake of the regulation.
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