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Tobacco Products and Cancer News and Updates

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The U.S. Senate unanimously passed bill S. 1253(116), Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act, which requires an adult to present a government ID when receiving e-cigarette products in the mail. A companion bill passed the House in April 2019; the differences must be reconciled before the bill becomes law. This bill is a great step forward in addressing the youth e-cigarette epidemic. (July 2, 2020)

Data from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Monitoring the Future survey showed that America’s teens reported a dramatic increase in their use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in just a single year, with 37.3 percent of 12th graders reporting use in the past 12 months, compared to 27.8 percent in 2017.