Renewed Calls to Ban Disposable Vapes in US Amid Addiction Warnings, Concerns Over Fentanyl Lacing: Javier Palomarez

Kevin Hogan
By Kevin Hogan
March 10, 2023NTD News Today

Montana school officials are warning that a new generation is becoming addicted to nicotine. Vaping products are marketed to children with names like Dragonthol, Strawnaners Ice, and so on.

NTD speaks to Javier Palomarez, the founder and CEO of the U.S. Hispanic Business Council. He says vaping usage among youth has soared 2,000 percent over the last few years, and calls to close a loophole that allows disposable vaping products to be sold in American markets. Palomarez says foreign manufacturers have seized on this loophole and are specifically targeting children to sell products that are not authorized by the FDA.

Furthermore, Palomarez warns that sometimes these vaping products are laced with the synthetic opioid fentanyl, adding to the many challenges teens face including the rising suicide rate among this age group. He calls for protecting children “as best we can.”