Democrats Kill Vape Amendment, Possibly Thousands Of Americans

Democrats Kill Vape Amendment, Possibly Thousands of Americans

It is a dark day for science-based regulation and anyone who wants to see fewer Americans die from tobacco-related diseases. In the early hours of Monday morning, Congress finally compromised on a budget deal, averting a government shutdown through September. Democrats today are celebrating the $1 trillion deal—not because they succeeded in working with their colleagues across the aisle but because they managed to excise numerous Republican-led amendments from the final draft. One of these amendments was a bipartisan measure to preserve the market for electronic cigarettes—lower-risk tobacco alternatives that research has shown to be an effective means of …

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