Trump administration plan to curb teen vaping exempts some flavors

U.S. health officials will ban most flavored e-cigarettes popular with underage teenagers. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. health officials will ban most flavored e-cigarettes popular with underage teenagers. But the plan from the Trump administration includes major exceptions that benefit companies that make and sell e-cigarettes and adults who use the nicotine-emitting devices.

The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday the policy won't affect menthol or tobacco flavors.

The policy also won't affect large, tank-based vaping products sold in vape shops that cater to adults.

Those changes are a major step back from President Donald Trump's original plan announced in September, which would have banned nearly all flavors in all vaping products.