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The House Ways and Means Committee is scheduled to consider a bill on Wednesday that would impose a tax on the nicotine used in vaping, Chairman Richard NealRichard Edmund NealBusiness groups keep pressure for trade deal amid impeachment fight Overnight Health Care — Presented by National Taxpayers Union — House Dems change drug pricing bill to address progressive concerns | Top Republican rejects Dem proposal on surprise medical bills | Vaping group launches Fox News ad blitz Top Republican rejects Democratic chairman's approach to stopping surprise medical bills MORE (D-Mass.) announced Monday.
The panel will mark up a bipartisan bill introduced by Reps. Tom Suozzi (D-N.Y.) and Pete KingPeter (Pete) Thomas KingGOP lawmakers offer new election security measure GOP lawmakers blast Trump's Syria decision as 'grave mistake,' 'disaster in the making' Here are the Democrats who aren't co-sponsoring an assault weapons ban MORE (R-N.Y.), as well as consider several other health-related bills on Wednesday.
The announcement of the markup comes as policymakers have expressed concerns about vaping products in light of the spike in teen vaping and the spread of a mysterious respiratory illness that has sickened more than 1,000 people and led to more than 30 deaths.
The Trump administration said in September that it is seeking to ban non-tobacco flavors of e-cigarettes.
Juul, a leading maker of e-cigarettes, announced last week that it's suspending sales of its fruity flavors.
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