‘Vaping Congressman’ Introduces Bill To Ease FDA’s E-cigarette Restrictions
‘Vaping Congressman’ introduces bill to ease FDA’s e-cigarette restrictions
Rep. Duncan Hunter, a prominent advocate of using e-cigarettes for smoking cessation, has introduced legislation to ease impending federal restrictions on vaping products.
The Cigarette Smoking Reduction and Electronic Vapor Alternatives Act, numbered H.R.2194, rejects the policy of the Food and Drug Administration that deems e-cigarettes as tobacco products. Vaping liquids don’t contain tobacco, and may not even contain nicotine.
The “deeming regulation” is now being phased in, taking full effect on Aug. 8, 2018.
The bill establishes a separate category for e-cigarettes, and amends the Tobacco Control Act to include tobacco reduction strategies as part of American policy.