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‘It’s just out of control’: Texas senators frustrated over rise of vaping, lack of regulation ​

Texas lawmakers expressed frustration Tuesday over the rise of vaping devices among youth and the lack of federal and state regulation, despite a new law that raised the smoking age to 21 in September. “We don’t know where they’re being made,” Republican Sen. Lois Kolkhorst of Brenham, chairwoman of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, said during a hearing. “We don’t know what’s in them, and there is no real requirement on labeling.” The use of electronic smoking products, referred to as vaping, has sparked an outbreak of associated lung injuries, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control. Read more....

 

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