According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as of Aug. 27, there have been 215 possible cases in 25 states of severe pulmonary disease associated with using e-cigarettes.  

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-8th District) cosponsored a bill in the House of Representatives that would prevent online sales of e-cigarettes to children. The legislation would require in-person age verification upon delivery of online purchases of e-cigarettes and vaping products.  Raskin also cosponsored legislation in March to curb kid-friendly flavorings in e-cigs. “I’m proud to cosponsor this bipartisan and bicameral legislation to clamp down on kid-friendly flavorings of e-cigarettes and cigars. Flavored nicotine products are hooking millions of our young people, with terrifying implications for their health. This is an epidemic taking place before our eyes. Let’s act now,” he wrote in a press release.

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