The FDA is cracking down on dozens of stores that it alleges sell electronic cigarettes to children.
Defective e-cigarette batteries can explode in the consumer’s hands, pockets or bags.
The rule allows FDA to regulate cigars and e-cigarettes like traditional tobacco products.
The amendment exempts all current products on the market from upcoming FDA rules.
In a letter, 30 groups asked for the president's help.
Rep. Duncan Hunter showed his support for the industry by vaping at a hearing.
The companies are accused of selling products containing high levels of cancer-causing chemicals.
Sen. Patty Murray calls the suspected leak a "serious concern."
They urged lawmakers to vote against two possible riders in an upcoming spending bill.
Boxer said she's hoping the results of the study will benefit new regulations.
The FDA claims it will be unable to review harmful products already on store shelves.
One in 4 high school students used tobacco, with e-cigs being the popular product.
The new rule will take effect in 30 days.
More than half of all middle and high school students saw ads in stores.
The industry argues vapor products are safer than traditional cigarettes.
Officials say candy-flavored e-cigarettes are subtly marketed to children.