Ban on sale of flavored e-cigarettes and tobacco products passes House in bid to tackle vaping crisis – The Sun

A BILL banning the sale of flavored e-cigarettes and tobacco products was passed in the House Friday, as part of a bid to tackle the vaping crisis in the U.S.

In addition to banning the sale of all flavored products — including menthol — the bill would also place restrictions on marketing for e-cigs and other tobacco products, and increase taxes on nicotine.

The bill will now head to the Senate, but it's considered unlikely that it will pass there.

While Democrats hold a majority, 232, of the 435 seats in the House, in the Senate, Republicans hold a majority, with 53 out of the 102 seats.

President Donald Trump's administration opposes the bill, The White House said in a statement.

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