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CQ on Congress


Apr 19, 2016

Republicans in Congress could immunize many electronic cigarette products from impending regulations by using a spending bill to shield not only e-cigs but vaporizers and hookahs from tougher federal oversight. It’s the second year in a row that the GOP is weighing such a move as a preemptory strike against the Food and Drug Administration, and it’s stoking a debate over public health, small businesses and the lack of clinical data on the products’ health effects.