US House of Representatives passes sweeping vaping and tobacco legislation

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WASHINGTON (WEHT)- The US House of Representatives voted mostly along party lines to pass sweeping legislation that would ban menthol-flavored vaping items and cigarettes.

It follows a ban on most flavored vaping products announced by the White House in January. However, Democrats were unhappy the ban did not extend to menthol-flavored and tank-based products.

Most House Republicans voted against the bill, which is opposed by the White House. The bill is unlikely to pass in the Republican-controlled Senate.

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(This story was originally published on Feb. 28, 2020)

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