By: Angela Garrity
CNBC is reporting that House Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi has introduced a bill called The Ending Nicotine Dependence from Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems Act. The bill would cap nicotine amounts in e-cigarettes to no more than 20 mg per ml. Lawmakers anticipate the move will allow the FDA to lower the cap even more to make e-cigarettes minimally addictive or not addictive at all.
The bill also encourages the FDA to find other ways to regulate the industry in an effort to curb use among minors.
Supporters say the punch helps smokers transition from traditional cigarettes. Critics say it merely makes it incredibly addictive, especially for underage use.
The U.S. is currently is without nicotine restrictions.