House approves bill to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP)- The U.S House has approved a bill to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes and other flavored tobacco products.

Lawmakers say the bill will stem a vaping epidemic among young people. The bill would place new restrictions on the marketing of e-cigarettes and ban flavors in tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes.

It also would place a new excise tax on nicotine. The House approved the bill Friday, sending it to the Senate, where it is not expected to pass.

Supporters say the bill provides a comprehensive strategy to reverse a growing teen vaping epidemic.

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(This story was originally published on Feb. 26, 2020)

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