File - In this Aug. 28, 2019, file photo, a man exhales while smoking an e-cigarette in Portland, Maine.
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File - In this Aug. 28, 2019, file photo, a man exhales while smoking an e-cigarette in Portland, Maine.
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Trump says no to vaping ban. This UW expert says that's deadly for public health

Kim Malcolm talks with Dr. Vin Gupta about the federal government's role in preventing vaping deaths and injuries.

Washington's statewide vaping ban expanded to more products this week. Stores can no longer sell products that contain vitamin E acetate, a compound linked to recent cases of lung injuries. That's in addition to the ban on flavored vaping products that started last month.

Meanwhile, President Trump this week pulled back from a proposal to ban most flavored vaping products.

Dr. Gupta is assistant professor of pulmonary critical care at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He says the federal government and states need to get on the same page.

Listen to the interview by clicking the play button above.