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Government red tape blamed for why safer vaping devices are not being sold in U.S.

Vaping devices (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

SEATTLE, Wash. -- The first vaping products designed to prevent fires and explosions – and safety tested by UL – are scheduled to hit the market this month. While these redesigned electronic cigarettes will be available in Canada, they won’t be sold here in the U.S. Manufacturers blame government red tape.

“We have solutions that will protect people to bring to market — and we can’t,” said one industry expert.

The Food and Drug Administration, which regulates tobacco products and e-cigarettes, says it is simply following the law and trying to protect people from harmful nicotine products.

More Info: Why safer vaping devices that don't explode will not be available in the U.S.

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