The House is set to vote to ban sales of flavored e-cigarette liquids as part of a sweeping legislation to curb the youth vaping epidemic.
The House voted 210 to 200 Wednesday to approve a rule, allowing for the final passage of the bill on Thursday.
The bill, the Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act authored by Democrat Frank Pallone of New Jersey, would also ban online sales of e-cigarettes and require the Food and Drug Administration to place graphic warnings on cigarette cartons depicting the health effects of smoking. It passed out of the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee in November.
President Trump warned that banning e-cigarette flavors would steer tobacco users to black market products two days after the bill advanced from the committee. However, he signed legislation increasing the federal legal age for purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21 in December.