Illegal e-cigarettes are flooding the ports in Southern California and beyond

January 03, 2024 by latimes.com

Illegal e-cigarettes are flooding the ports in Southern California and beyond

Federal officials are seizing more shipments of unauthorized electronic cigarettes at U.S. ports, including a major bust at Los Angeles International Airport. But thousands of new flavored products continue pouring into the country from China, according to government and industry data reviewed by the Associated Press. The figures underscore the chaotic state of the nation’s $7-billion vaping market and raise questions about how the U.S. government can stop the flow of fruit-flavored disposable e-cigarettes used by 1 in 10 American teens and adolescents.


18.30% of the adult population are current smokers. There are approximately 48.7 million current smokers in United States 21.60% of men are current smokers but only 15.20% of women.
SOURCE: GSTHR


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