But Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), the panel's ranking Democrat, voted against Hahn, saying during his confirmation hearing last month he had "refused to commit to implementing a strong policy to clear nontobacco e-cigarettes" from the market -- a step President Trump promised in September but has not finalized. Other Democrats split, with some voting for Hahn's confirmation and others voting against him.

During his confirmation hearing, Hahn ducked questions from senators unhappy about the Trump administration's failure to prohibit flavored e-cigarettes. Hahn said he was alarmed by 2019 data showing that almost 28 percent of high schoolers have vaped in the last 30 days, but said he didn't want to prejudge the administration's e-cigarette policy because he hasn't been involved in developing it. He vowed to use "science and data" to address that issue and others.

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