U.S. House Bill Would Exempt E-Cigarettes from Tobacco Regulations


U.S. House Bill Would Exempt E-Cigarettes from Tobacco Regulations

Symbolic picture smoking with e-cigarette, Germany, city of Seesen, 10. March 2017. Photo by: Frank May/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images (usage worldwide Model released. Please check additional restrictions!)

A bill expected this week in the U.S. House of Representatives would weaken a Food and Drug Administration rule governing e-cigarettes and represent a major victory for the $4.4 billion U.S. vaping industry.

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The bill, from Republican Representative Duncan Hunter of California, would reverse the Obama administration’s “Deeming Rule” which deems e-cigarettes to be tobacco products, subject to the same strict regulations governing traditional cigarettes. E-cigarettes heat nicotine-laced liquid into …

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