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Bill to Restrict Internet Sales of E-Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Introduced in Congress

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A bill, H.R.7337 - the Stop Tobacco Sales to Youth Act of 2018, was introduced in Congress recently to amend the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking ("PACT") Act to include electronic cigarettes and pipe tobacco. The PACT Act currently requires Internet sellers of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco to pay applicable excise and sales taxes as if the sale were a face-to-face transaction, prohibits using U.S. Mail for these sales, and requires age verification.The bill would expand the scope of this federal law to add pipe tobacco and e-cigarettes. The bill adds the following definition for "electronic cigarette": any electronic device that delivers nicotine, flavor, or other substance via an aerosolized solution (including an electronic cigarette, cigar, pipe, or hookah) to the user inhaling from the device (including any component, liquid, part, or accessory of such a device whether or not sold separately) but excludes product that is approved by the Food and Drug Administration f

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