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Obama signs child-proof packaging standards for e-cigs

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 Nelson (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.

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