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The trump administration's partial ban on flavored e cigarettes is in effect but there's still plenty of vaping sticks cartridges on the market in fact there's an array of disposable products that come in many appealing flavors and delivered just as much nicotine. Here's NPR's Alison Aubrey. If you've raised a teenager. You may not be surprised to learn that. Teenagers and young adults seemed to be a step ahead of regulators by the time the FDA announced new enforcement efforts and jewel had pulled most flavored pods from the market. Many teens had already moved on jewel as a product for teens is almost now old school. That's Meredith Berkman co-founder of pave parents against vaping e cigarettes. She says disposable products are the new thing and for now they're exempted from the FDA's enforcement efforts there called disposables because they're designed to be tossed out after one use and among those disposables which are the most popular. There's puff bar there stig. There's Vigo they're all exempt from that guidance. Go to get a reality check. I asked my own teenage son. If he'd heard about these disposables and he said Yeah. Like Puff Bar Matt Meyers of the Campaign for tobacco-free kids showed me how it works here. I'm picking up one of the newer products. It's called a puff bar. This one comes in pink lemonade. It's vape stick and it. Looks like a three inch long thumb drive and when you inhale it. It has a sweet sugary flavor bars and extremely popular product. That's Bonnie halpern filter. A developmental psychologist at Stanford. She says it's hard to know how many teens are using them but she points to a bag. Confiscated vape sticks and pens that a high school principal in northern California collected. Recently I laid out and you can see there. The majority of them are these disposable products they come in lots of flavors lots of colors and it's very attracted to youth and that's what we're seeing them using the most right now. They're easy to conceal. Have about three hundred puffs in them and contain the amount of nicotine found to three packs of cigarettes a lot of Nicotine Christine. Del navo directs the Center for Tobacco Studies at Rutgers University. She says given the survey data showing nearly one in four high school seniors has helped. The data do indicate that there are young high. School students are addicted to these products. She says the e cigarette industry has been very creative despite efforts by regulators to stop young people from vaping to bit of a game of whack a mole when policies are aimed at one particular product another product to kind of pop up to kind of fill the void there and as for all the newer flavors that cover up the harsh taste of nicotine mango ice pomegranate ice. You'll see the word lush used a lot. I'm not sure what lush tastes like Matt Meyers. As parents and others concerned should be aware of how easy it can be to buy vape sticks and e liquids despite the partial ban and age restrictions. Right now you can buy e liquids online often in in websites that are not really protected increasingly in convenience stores and gas stations narrative. Berkman of pave says her group and others offer online resources to help parents. Stay in the loop before you even sit down with your kid. You have to read up on. The latest products. Know what they look like. No what the Lingo is. Because the landscape is changing quickly. Allison Aubrey NPR news.