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A sweeping tobacco bill slated for a House vote this week is reviving interest in limiting the levels of nicotine in cigarettes and other products — an idea the FDA first proposed three years ago that's largely fallen off the Trump administration's regulatory agenda.

Nicotine caps aren't actually in the legislation which would ban flavored tobacco, including menthol. But the way in which the Democratic bill goes further than the Trump administration's dialed-back vaping ban is focusing attention on what public health advocates say is a broader White House retreat from regulating tobacco [...]