This bill is sponsored by a Republican representative from South Carolina, which is the sixth-highest tobacco-producing state (33 million pounds, https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/states-leading-the-way-in-us-tobacco-production.html). Flavoring tobacco and vape fluid is one of the current schemes that tobacco companies have for attracting new users to their addictive products. Also, let’s put the cost of this $100,000 study in perspective: a member of the House of Representatives without any leadership position (such as Speaker or Whip) earns an annual salary of $174,000 - almost double! The federal budget is discussed in terms of trillions and hundreds of billions. The decision whether to fund this study is appropriately delegated to the executive branch.