E-cigarettes big loser in spending bill


A major lobbying effort to shield many e-cigarette products from federal regulation has gone up in smoke.

A $1.1 trillion spending bill released early Wednesday did not include a rider to change the grandfather date in upcoming federal regulations for e-cigarettes.

The decision means that a majority of e-cigarettes on the shelves will need to get clinical testing and approved by the Food and Drug Administration, an action advocates say could kill the burgeoning industry.

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