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Ban on e-cigarette flavors did not have the impact hoped for

The FDA banned various flavors of e-cigarettes two years ago, but it has not phased users.

The ban also did not cover newer products. A study done at the University of Rochester Medical Center showed 60% of users just switched to a brand or flavor that was not banned.

According to 13 WHAM, users still remain confused about what the actual health risks are associated with using e-cigarettes.

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Deborah Ossip Ph.D, a professor in the Department of Public Health Science and the Center for Community Health and Prevention, described the situation.

She said that using e-cigarettes has been discussed in the way fine wine or gourmet food might be, and that these products are not that. The overall message people seem to take away is that these are less harmful than cigarettes, which isn’t the case.

Young people are at the highest risk with over two million middle and high school students currently vaping and using e-cigarettes.

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