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Reston, VA—NASSP Executive Director JoAnn Bartoletti issued the following statement on the FDA’s proposed regulations on flavored e-cigarettes:

The nation’s principals applaud the Trump administration for hearing their call and taking decisive action to clear the market of flavored e-cigarettes. Principals consider e-cigarette use one of the greatest public health threats facing schools, and every principal can tell stories of how these dangerous products have both disrupted student learning and compromised student health. For these reasons, NASSP was an early and outspoken supporter of legislation to ban e-cigarette use, limit their appeal, and prevent student access to them. We recognize there is more work to be done to reach that goal—and we continue to encourage Congress to pass permanent legislation–but this decision by the Trump administration is a significant step in right direction.


The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the leading organization of and voice for principals and other school leaders across the United States. NASSP seeks to transform education through school leadership, recognizing that the fulfillment of each student’s potential relies on great leaders in every school committed to the success of each student. Reflecting its long-standing commitment to student leadership development, NASSP administers the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, National Elementary Honor Society, and National Student Council.