Kansas health secretary seeks tougher e-cigarette rules


Kansas Health Secretary Lee Norman on Wednesday asked Congress for tougher regulations on e-cigarettes and vaping-related products that are blamed for hundreds of lung-related illnesses nationally.

"We need help at the state level," he told a subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Norman urged lawmakers to consider ways to regulate marketing, sales and the contents of e-cigarette and vaping products.

He said internet sales of nicotine products should be banned, and tobacco sales should be banned to anyone under age 21. He said anti-smoking laws should be expanded to include e-cigarettes . . .


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