U.S. Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi is introducing a bill that would limit the amount of nicotine in e-cigarettes to 20 mg per ml.
While other countries around the world regulate the amount of nicotine in e-cigarettes, the U.S. does not currently have any restrictions. Krishnamoorthi said nicotine caps enacted in the European Union, United Kingdom and Israel have limited use among young people in those countries.
A standard Juul pod sold in the U.S. contains 50 mg of nicotine per ml.
The proposed law would allow the Food and Drug Administration to lower the cap even more to make e-cigarettes minimally addictive or not addictive at all.
Supporters say the punch that Juul pods packs helps smokers transition from combustible cigarettes. Critics say it makes Juul extremely addictive, especially for teenagers.
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