By Brian Hines | 04/21/18 05:20:55 | Follow @BrianHinesFollow @BreitbartNewsBreitbart News”It is a very good idea to ban e-cigarettes,” Republican Rep. Michael McCaul, a Texas Republican, told reporters Thursday.
“We can do it.
We can do a lot of things to help stop this from happening.
But it is important to understand that there are so many things going on with the technology and the market that we need to make sure we are going to have effective regulation of it, and it is very important for us to know what the regulations are.
If we don’t know those things, then we’re not going to be able to be successful in getting things passed.”
McCaul is chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
“We need to be careful about what we allow in the marketplace,” he added.
“If we allow it in, then it becomes an easy thing for people to get in, because they can buy it on the street, they can get it on e-cigarette sites.
But we also need to take care to regulate it correctly.
We should not allow this to be a part of the marketplace.”
Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Utah Republican, echoed McCaul’s sentiments, telling reporters he thinks e-cigs should be banned “right now,” but not immediately.
“I think we should regulate it a little bit at a time,” Chaffetz said, adding that “I would not want to have e-liquid in the same room with cigarettes.”
“You don’t want to be in the room with a cigarette,” Chaffet said, “and you don’t see them together.”
“I don’t think we need an immediate ban,” Chaffett added.
“But I do think we do need to regulate them.”
McDonald’s said Thursday that it has made a commitment to ban all tobacco products by 2026.
“Our commitment to eliminating the tobacco industry from our stores is the same commitment we have made to our customers,” a spokesperson told Bloomberg News.
“As a result, we are taking steps to limit the sale of e-liquids to all customers, including those in our retail stores.”
“We are committed to providing our customers with an environment that is free of tobacco and tobacco products, and we have also begun a process of conducting a review of our e-commerce policies to address these concerns,” the company said in a statement.
“McDonalds is committed to eliminating tobacco from its products and services by 2028.”