Bill Introduced to Ban Flavors and Levy Excise Tax on Vaping

Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) has introduced HR 293, which would ban flavors and impose a federal excise tax on electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). Rep. DeLauro is a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, which has oversight over FDA’s budget. The bill has been referred to three House Committees - the Energy and Commerce Committee, the Ways & Means Committee and the House Judiciary Committee - all of which have jurisdiction over some aspect of the legislation. While the Senate is not likely to take up the bill, the House, which is now led by a Democratic majority, could take action.