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Posted at 3:30 p.m. on July 23, 2014
A group of senators has ramped up concerns about the safety of electronic cigarettes.
CQ Roll Call’s Melissa Attias reports that the Democrats, who previously focused on the children’s health concerns related to e-cigarette flavorings, are now focusing on new legislation that seeks to target the packaging containing the liquid that fuels e-cigarettes.
The Food and Drug Administration in April issued proposed rules seeking comments on extending its authority to cover e-cigarettes, but the rule proposal does not address poisonings from liquid nicotine — which are particularly dangerous for children.