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