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Sen. Baldwin calls on Trump administration to take action following vaping, coronavirus concerns

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Posted at 10:04 AM, Aug 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-21 11:04:22-04

Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin, among other Democrat senators, wrote a letter calling the Trump administration to take action following reports about the risks vaping and smoking pose for coronavirus infections.

According to the Senators’ letter, the Stanford University study reports that young people who used both cigarettes and e-cigarettes we almost seven times more likely to be diagnosed with COVID-19.

Their letter to the Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar mentions concern for students especially as schools begin to open.

“The potential for these risks is especially troubling given students may soon be around each other more frequently in many communities, as schools and colleges reopen for in-person learning,” the letter said. “We urge you to take steps to better inform the public about potential risks, while also mitigating those risks through action to reduce use of these products among young people.”

The letter also asks the administration what their plan is to ensure vaping device manufacturers comply with a Sep. 9 deadline to submit their products to the FDA for required safety reviews.

To read Baldwin's full letter, click here.

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