U.S. eyes bill to cap nico­tine in vapes

Edmonton Sun - - NEWS -

A U.S. law­maker on Mon­day in­tro­duced a bill that seeks to reg­u­late e-cig­a­rette mak­ers by cap­ping the amount of nico­tine in the vapes they man­u­fac­ture to make them less ad­dic­tive.

The bill, in­tro­duced by Illi­nois Con­gress­man Raja Kr­ish­namoor­thi, is the lat­est ef­fort by law­mak­ers to clamp down on e-cig­a­rette use, given a spike in un­der­age va­p­ing.

The bill seeks to stymie use of e-cig­a­rettes among youth by al­low­ing e-liq­uids, so­lu­tions of nico­tine and other chem­i­cal com­pounds that are heated and in­haled by users to con­tain no more than 20 mil­ligrams per mil­li­liter of nico­tine. It would also al­low the U.S. Food and Drug Ad­min­is­tra­tion to lower the cap. A sin­gle 5% Juul pod con­tains 59 mil­ligrams of nico­tine per millil­itre of liq­uid, nearly triple the nico­tine con­cen­tra­tion in many pre­vi­ous e-cig­a­rettes.

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