Melania Trump is a mysterious first lady. People see her occasionally accompanying Donald Trump as they walk off of Air Force One or going across the White House lawn in heels to the helicopter Marine One. One way to get to know her is by taking a look at what she is involved in during her stay.
She said that companies marketing e-cigarettes to children “must stop.” FLOTUS added a thought about marketing “this addictive product to children,” noting these products are also “dangerous,” according to Time Magazine:
‘it is important to me that we all work to educate children and families about the dangers associated with this habit. Marketing this addictive product to children must stop.’
She has visited hospitals and rehabilitation centers to see “the horrible results of drug abuse:”
‘[She pledged to] continue to address addiction as long as it affects our children, our youth and our schools.’
The U.S. forbids marketing tobacco products to children. The country’s largest electronic cigarettes maker, Juul Labs, Inc. has agreed to stop advertising e-cigarettes in the United States. Unfortunately, many think Juul’s marketing of e-cigarettes was responsible at least in part for the ever-popular vaping among young people.
The e-vaping capsule could be filled with anything given they have to come to kids via murky online purchases. Vaping also addicts young people to nicotine, and they frequently go on to smoke cigarettes.
Melania Trump promoted an anti-drug message in her “Be Best” young people’s initiative in May 2018. The first lady and Donald Trump have a 13-year-old son, Barron. That made her acutely aware of the “growing epidemic of e-cigarette use in our children.”
She later joined President Donald Trump during his Oval Office announcement that U.S. health authorities will “ban thousands of fruity and other flavorings used in e-cigarettes.”
According to federal statistics from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s National Youth Tobacco Survey “vaping “increased significantly” between the years of 2017 and 2018. E-cigarettes among high school kids increased 78 percent, moving from 11.7 percent to 20.8 percent among high school students. The survey also found that vaping had grown among middle-schoolers, too.
Melania spoke at a rally celebrating Red Ribbon Week at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration headquarters. The master of ceremonies Actor Dean Norris played a DEA Special Agent Hank Schrader on AMC’s Breaking Bad series.
The Red Ribbon Week originated after DEA Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena was kidnapped, tortured, and then killed in Mexico. Americans started wearing red ribbons to honor the sacrifice Camarena made. Area schools also honored the him by forming clubs in his name beginning in 1988. They also took a pledge to live a drug-free life.
The actor’s widow Mika also attended the rally where there was a sea of red ribbons. However, Melania did not wear a red pin on her sleeveless black dress. She said that the DEA staff did not give her a pin before she entered the auditorium with acting administrator Uttam Dhillon.
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