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Published on September 16th, 2013 | by Trick


Democrats Say E-Cigs Target Kids, Urge Quick Legislation

A group of Democrats in the House of Representatives is calling for new rules regarding cigars and electronic cigarettes, accusing electronic cigarette manufacturers of targeting children with “kid-friendly flavors.”

“Manufacturers of e-cigarettes are taking advantage of this regulatory loophole to target children. As a result, some e-cigarette makers are producing products with kid-friendly flavors such as ‘Cherry Crush’ and ‘Cookies & Cream Milkshake.’”
–Waxman, DeGette, Pallone & Dingell

In a letter to the FDA Monday, the group, which includes Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA), Diane DeGette (D-CO), Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and John Dingell (D-MI), urged the Obama Administration to act immediately, stating that “with over a million youth now using e-cigarettes, FDA needs to act without further delay to protect public health.”

A separate letter from the group of representatives was sent to the Energy and Commerce Committee, of which Waxman is a member, urging them to hold a hearing on the health risks associated with tobacco, and the FDA’s power to impose restrictions.

Rules have been under development by the FDA for several years, with an announcement expected next month. We can’t help wondering if these letters are being sent now so that these Representatives can try to take credit for it when it happens.

House Dems call for cigar, e-cigarette regulations over ‘kid-friendly’ products | The Hill

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Patrick (aka Trick) is an avid vaper who has traded an addiction to tobacco for an addiction to new vaping gear. When he’s not writing for Vape Squad, he can most often be found trying to translate the websites of foreign modders, prying the drip spouts out of new juice bottles, or stalking mail carriers.

  • https://www.facebook.com/bruce.corte Bruce Corte

    Children my ass!!!! more like for the tax dollars they’re losing every time someone stops smoking regular butts!

  • https://www.facebook.com/bsdkong Brian Deel

    duh, democrat = nanny

  • Rick Rodick

    I cant take these morons in Washington anymore,stop the bus I want to get off.

  • TorstenBodien

    Study didn´t find Kids who are Vaping…

  • https://www.facebook.com/ed.west.56 Ed West

    No way Waxman!

  • https://www.facebook.com/simon.shepherd.7121 Simon Shepherd

    Considering children couldn’t afford the price of decent ecig rigs – it’s clear there’s no economic advantage in manufacturers targeting them ! And where’s the evidence that they are anyway ???

  • https://www.facebook.com/ed.west.56 Ed West

    We are still looking for the evidence :(

  • https://www.facebook.com/simon.shepherd.7121 Simon Shepherd

    Waxman doesn’t appear to need any !

  • https://www.facebook.com/ed.west.56 Ed West

    Have you seen this? The first 2 thirds is about Syria but then it gets good! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsigN02prMs

  • https://www.facebook.com/simon.shepherd.7121 Simon Shepherd

    Ah yes. Nigel Farage – My hero ! :-)

  • https://www.facebook.com/ed.west.56 Ed West

    Really? I’ve just been introduced and I’m very impressed. He yells at lots of folks!

  • https://www.facebook.com/simon.shepherd.7121 Simon Shepherd

    Yeah. Hopefully he’ll be our next Prime Minister.

  • https://www.facebook.com/joeganzi Joe Ganzi

    Waxman = IDIOT

  • https://www.facebook.com/julietteredheadgirl Juliette Tworsey

    Ah…Waxman….of course…the man is notorious for trying to stand in the way of harm reduction.

  • https://www.facebook.com/ed.west.56 Ed West

    Really Juliette? I didn’t know that. Seriously. I bet he has a twitter?

  • https://www.facebook.com/peg.stueber Peg Stueber

    Them million youth e-cig users are well-hidden. If there were a million kids out there using e-cigs…I’d think it would be easy to see just ONE.

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