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WASHINGTON — A House panel is again trying to exempt increasingly popular e-cigarettes from new Food and Drug Administration rules.

The legislation approved Wednesday by the Republican-controlled Appropriations Committee would prevent the FDA from requiring retroactive safety reviews of e-cigarettes already on the market. It would exempt some premium and large cigars from those same regulations. E-cigarette products introduced in the future would face the safety reviews.

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  • Good step… A lot of studies mentioned are faked and not made under real conditions. You can make a good barbecue with good delicious steak or you can burn it and eat charcoal witch is clearly not healthy, just do compare and this is exactly what happens (i know the studies). In fact there is currently “no” known case who somebody got harmed, exept battery accidents that can happen to “any” battery. Nicotine also is part of a lot of vegetables like pepper, tomatos and much more… Anybody got harmed? (this is also used to aid parkinson patients with nicotine by using tomato salat, verify it!) There is a huge war on this and it’s all about the money… Mostly not from big tobacco, it’s big pharma… Fearing losses for cancer therapys and other products targeting smokers. And of cause will young people may try it… They will also try to drive a car without a license, may own a gun without a license, drinking alcohol and try other drugs… But there is one huge different, they will not die by using a e-cigarette, will not suffer from the related deseases. So start using your brain.

    By the way, i have nothing against a light regulation to set quality standards but the planned regulation is far more than this… People should have the choice, they should be free to make a own descission for there life and how they want to quit with smoking.

  • Bishop should know better! Big Tobacco who cannot be trusted manufactures these now. They only want profits. Without regulation they will make them any way they like – which includes health risks due to cytotoxic and carcinogenic ingredients. REGULATE THEM AND MAKE THEM SAFE TO AVOID FUTURE LONG TERM HEALTH PROBLEMS! Are these congressmen stupid or do they just not care? Listen to the experts and look at the research!

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