Flavored Tobacco Ban Passes US House

Courtesy of the American Lung Association:

In an historic bipartisan vote, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 213-195 to pass H.R. 2339, the Protecting American Lungs and Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2020.  This groundbreaking bill will prohibit all flavored tobacco products including e-cigarettes, cigars and menthol cigarettes.  The bill will also impose the first-ever federal tax on e-cigarettes.  The bill includes the ICAN Act as part of the package. This provision makes asthma medications more affordable for people who have high deductible health plans. 

National [ALA] President and CEO Harold Wimmer called the bill  “a win-win for lung health. It will help stem the epidemic by preventing youth tobacco use, making sure smokers – especially those in minority communities – have the help they need to quit smoking for good, and helping make asthma medications more affordable. Now it is up to the U.S. Senate to continue to move this legislation forward.” ‚Äč