Rethinking a ban on flavored e-cigarettes

Does cracking down on flavored e-cigarettes make it harder for adults trying to quit smoking?

Listen 15:19
Liz Tung quit smoking with e-cigarettes. (Kim Paynter/WHYY)

Liz Tung quit smoking with e-cigarettes. (Kim Paynter/WHYY)

Listen to The Why wherever you get your podcasts:
Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RadioPublic | TuneIn

Not long after reports of a mysterious, vaping-related illness surfaced, flavored e-cigarettes came under fire. Government regulators said flavors like creme brulee and cotton candy were too appealing to kids. But WHYY reporter Liz Tung quit smoking by vaping mango Juul. She explains why some people say banning flavors might not be better for adult health.

WHYY is your source for fact-based, in-depth journalism and information. As a nonprofit organization, we rely on financial support from readers like you. Please give today.

Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Together we can reach 100% of WHYY’s fiscal year goal