President Obama signed legislation Thursday that will protect children from swallowing the liquid nicotine used in electronic cigarettes.
The Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act, which was sponsored by Sen. Bill NelsonBill NelsonPath to 60 narrows for Trump pick The Hill’s Whip List: Where Dems stand on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Overnight Tech: Senate votes to eliminate Obama internet privacy rules | FCC chief wants to stay out of 'political debate' on fake news | Wikileaks reveals new CIA docs MORE (D-Fla.), represents the latest effort in Washington to crack down on e-cigarettes.
The manufacturers of electronic cigarettes will be required to use child-resistent packaging for liquid nicotine containers.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) will be responsible for enforcing the liquid nicotine packaging standards.
The bipartisan legislation was passed by Congress earlier this month and submitted to the president for final approval.