On Wednesday, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway reported to Bloomberg that the Trump administration would consider an exemption for adult vape shops when restricting flavored e-cig products. She informed the reporters that “HHS and FDA have jurisdiction over cigarettes and e-cigarettes… they do not have jurisdiction over vaping and vape shops.”

The White House created a distinction between plain e-cig flavors such as tobacco and menthol, and other flavors such as mango and bubble gum, that needed to be addressed due to its youth appeal. Conway indicated that the latter of the flavor groups were likely to be banned, which would be a slight relief from the Department of Health and Human Services September proposal that wanted to ban all flavors except tobacco.

As a response to national vape shops and organizations expressing the shocking and negative outcomes of over-regulation, including political views, Conway suggests that vape shops may be relieved of consequences for the upcoming flavor restriction. She tells Bloomberg the announcement is supposed to be publicized this week by either President Trump or HHS.