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House lawmakers increase pressure on the vaping industry with two hearings Wednesday

October 16, 2019


House lawmakers are upping the pressure on the e-cigarette industry with two hearings scheduled Wednesday morning looking to rein in the industry and assess its risk as an emerging public health threat.

The House Appropriations Committee and an Energy and Commerce subcommittee have called physicians, parent groups, public health officials and anti-smoking groups to testify. The hearings are the latest in a recent wave of congressional scrutiny over the e-cigarette industry amid a teen vaping epidemic and an outbreak of a vaping-related lung disease that’s killed at least 26 people across the U.S.

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