The Health and Economic Impacts of a U.S. Vaping Ban

The United States vaping industry, as it currently exists, is on the verge of disappearing. President Donald Trump recently proposed that the U.S. immediately ban all non-tobacco flavored e-liquids. Though it remains uncertain whether the government will actually enact the ban, it hardly seems to matter in context of the fact that virtually the entire industry is set to go away in May 2020. One way or another, unless something changes, you will lose the ability to vape as you currently do in just a few short months.

How did things go so wrong? Why is it that the U.S. government has taken such a hard stance against vaping when some of the world’s other governments – even the United Kingdom’s own public health system – actively support it and encourage smokers to switch to vaping?