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Democrat wants FDA ban on marketing e-cigs to children
The Hill ^ | July 21, 2014 | Ferdous Al-Faruque

Posted on 07/21/2014 11:39:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

A House Democrat is calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban e-cigarette flavors and celebrity marketing practices that she says target children.

Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) wrote to the FDA Monday warning e-cigarette makers are trying to entice children with flavors such as “chocolate, gummy bear, bubble gum and strawberry.” She also warned the industry is using “celebrity endorsements” to encourage young people to take up smoking the nicotine vaporizers.

“Due to the growth in child and adolescent experimentation with these alternative delivery systems, I urge the FDA to move quickly to ban child-friendly flavorings and youth-oriented marketing practices,” DeLauro said. The Connecticut lawmaker also said nicotine poisoning in children is on the rise because nicotine cartridges used in e-cgarettes are not childproof. She adds the FDA should act immediately to allow only childproof cartridges on the market.

Senate Democrats are already pushing legislation to demand nicotine cartridges are childproof, a measure which has been supported by the e-cigarette industry.

Earlier this year the FDA proposed rules to regulate the e-cigarette industry by requiring health warnings on their packaging and banning their sales to minors.

DeLauro says the FDA should update the rules and issue a final regulation not later than April of next year.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Conspiracy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: democrats; ecigarettes; ecigs; nicotine; smoking

Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.)

1 posted on 07/21/2014 11:39:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow, that guy is ugly.


2 posted on 07/21/2014 11:42:12 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Witch! Witch!! Witch!!!
3 posted on 07/21/2014 11:45:04 PM PDT by The Cajun (Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert....Nuff said.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! That's a chick????? Whoda thunk it???

ban child-friendly flavorings and youth-oriented ... “chocolate, gummy bear, bubble gum and strawberry.”

Why? I'm a 60 year old kid and I like them flavors!!!

E-cigs aren't dangerous so the govt needs to BUTT-OUT. Nosey frickin Dems!

4 posted on 07/21/2014 11:48:34 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (An army of deer led by a lion is more to be feared than an army of lions, led by a deer.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Didn’t he used to live next door to the Jeffersons?


5 posted on 07/21/2014 11:58:38 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: The Cajun

LOL!

There ain’t enough ruffles in the world....


6 posted on 07/21/2014 11:59:25 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

7 posted on 07/22/2014 12:11:16 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Salamander
There ain’t enough ruffles in the world....

Been out in the marsh at night, been out in the swamp at night, ain't never, ever seen nothing that scary!
And thar be terrible things back thar :)

8 posted on 07/22/2014 12:14:24 AM PDT by The Cajun (Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert....Nuff said.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I remember buying Chocolate Cigarettes when I was a kid. They were absolutely yummy. I also rode my Bike without wearing a Helmet and if I recall, most of the Cars I rode in as a Child didn’t have Seat Belts.

Just what we need, ugly inside and out Liberal Women running our lives and telling us how to raise our Children.

What the hell happened to the America I grew up in anyway?


9 posted on 07/22/2014 12:29:41 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (THEY LIVE, and we're the only ones wearing the Sunglasses...)
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To: Kickass Conservative

If I’d have worn a helmet every other boy in the neighborhood would’ve called me a homo or worse. I’ll bet you rode in the back of a pick-up truck, too and climbed trees, had dirt-clod wars, and did trick on bikes and jumped over ramps and hills.


10 posted on 07/22/2014 12:34:30 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why not just ban chocolate, gummy bears, bubble gum and strawberries?


11 posted on 07/22/2014 12:40:18 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And remember, to a Democrat, you’re a child until you turn 27 except when it comes to getting an abortion.


12 posted on 07/22/2014 12:54:14 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Every time you say no to a liberal, you make the Baby Barack cry.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All of the above. My Schwinn Stingray was the bomb.

Had a great Tree Fort too. Three stories with the lowest part fifteen feet off the ground. We built it out of whatever we could find. I can’t believe my Parents didn’t freak out when we got it done.

During the Summer, we had to be home by Dinner time. Up to that point my Parent’s had no idea where we were or what we were doing. It was the age of innocence, and it’s gone forever.


13 posted on 07/22/2014 1:36:10 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (THEY LIVE, and we're the only ones wearing the Sunglasses...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That has to be a man. There is no way that is a woman. The surgeon didn’t even try, did he?


14 posted on 07/22/2014 2:25:51 AM PDT by Politicalkiddo (You cannot protect a child from child abuse by aborting it. Abortion *is* child abuse.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“If I’d have worn a helmet every other boy in the neighborhood would’ve called me a homo or worse.”

LOL

It would have been more dangerous back then to wear a helmet than not to.


15 posted on 07/22/2014 3:26:19 AM PDT by panaxanax
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To: Salamander

“Didn’t he used to live next door to the Jeffersons?”

Good call. Thanks for my first laugh of the day.


16 posted on 07/22/2014 3:29:25 AM PDT by panaxanax
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These idiots can say whatever they want about e-cigs. Their ONLY concern is lost revenue, not our health.

I’m proud to say that I’ve gone 121 days without a cigarette thanks to the E-cig and have no desire to go back to smoking ‘regular’ cigs.


17 posted on 07/22/2014 3:49:13 AM PDT by panaxanax
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To: panaxanax

Congrats on that milestone!


18 posted on 07/22/2014 4:16:06 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: HeartlandOfAmerica

Why can’t they just leave us the hell alone damn it. I too love the different flavors. Gummy bear I dont care for though. Of course it does not occur to these bastards that we love the different flavors too. Ugh this makes me mad. They are not marketed to kids. Jerks.


19 posted on 07/22/2014 4:29:06 AM PDT by waxer1 (A Republic if you can keep it--Benjamin Franklin. Well we lost it.)
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To: panaxanax

Since I started vaping had not smoked since October 2013. These are the only things that have worked for me.

Congrats to you.


20 posted on 07/22/2014 4:32:15 AM PDT by waxer1 (A Republic if you can keep it--Benjamin Franklin. Well we lost it.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

I had all those perks of ‘60s youth too. We’d run all over the neighborhood and only came home when it was dinnertime. Seems every Stingray had a baseball mitt slung over the handlebar just in case of a pickup game in one of the fields at the school across the street. Nobody wore helmets, knee pads or elbow pads. If you fell, you got your a** up off the ground, dusted off, then got back in your bike.

A long-past era...


21 posted on 07/22/2014 4:34:06 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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22 posted on 07/22/2014 4:35:42 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%i)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is there a single record of any e-cig retailer marketing their products to children? Those flavors are aimed at adults. Their meant to be different and fun. E-cigs don’t have to taste like a cigarette as they contain no tobacco.


23 posted on 07/22/2014 4:46:19 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Man, that’s a face that could knock a buzzard off a s- wagon.


24 posted on 07/22/2014 4:49:10 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: panaxanax

I am on day 111, so I am right behind you! It has been a miracle for me and many others! May mzzzz. Deloris go to hell! They will have to take my banana split vape from my cold dead hands! LOL


25 posted on 07/22/2014 5:15:07 AM PDT by battletank
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

STUPID IDIOT DOPE, I NEED A BRAIN!

FIXED

Those bright candy color laundry pods look like candy to small children. I've seen warning signs up about them. So why are they still on the market. Cause we have people with to much money to waste, and to lazy to measure out laundry soap.

26 posted on 07/22/2014 5:27:15 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have never seen an e-cig ad targeted to children.

Democrats are often a solution in search of a problem.


27 posted on 07/22/2014 5:30:34 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: battletank; waxer1; ScottinVA

Congrats back to you all.

I’ve tried every other method to quit and the e-cig is the only one that has worked so far.

Make sure you use the liquid that says ‘MADE IN USA”. I bought some that was....you guessed it, made in China and returned it for the ‘Crown Seven’ brand.


28 posted on 07/22/2014 6:06:42 AM PDT by panaxanax
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To: waxer1
Since I started vaping had not smoked since October 2013.

Same here. Nov 15 was my quit date.

29 posted on 07/22/2014 6:51:49 AM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (An army of deer led by a lion is more to be feared than an army of lions, led by a deer.)
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To: panaxanax

totallywicked-eliquid.com


30 posted on 07/22/2014 6:56:50 AM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (An army of deer led by a lion is more to be feared than an army of lions, led by a deer.)
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To: HeartlandOfAmerica

I am coming up on 1 yr 8 months. Yay! Have saved a fortune.
Love my vapes.


31 posted on 07/22/2014 7:17:47 AM PDT by sheana
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To: sheana

YAY! Congrats! lol. I just pretty much made myself a prisoner in my home and that did the trick. :)


32 posted on 07/22/2014 10:38:02 AM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (An army of deer led by a lion is more to be feared than an army of lions, led by a deer.)
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To: panaxanax

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33 posted on 07/22/2014 11:13:15 AM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: The Cajun

She almost seems like an extra from a Monty Python skit.

Part of me feels sorry for her.

[the other part has the screaming heebie-jeebies]


34 posted on 07/22/2014 11:15:01 AM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: Telepathic Intruder
Why not just ban chocolate, gummy bears, bubble gum and strawberries?

Mikhael Obama plans to do just that!

35 posted on 07/22/2014 12:32:44 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; GeronL
Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) wrote to the FDA Monday warning e-cigarette makers are trying to entice children with flavors such as “chocolate, gummy bear, bubble gum and strawberry.” She also warned the industry is using “celebrity endorsements” to encourage young people to take up smoking the nicotine vaporizers.

No problem with Colorado's pot infused chocolate bars and doped up gummy bears though.

Down is up. Wrong is right.

36 posted on 07/22/2014 6:16:31 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: a fool in paradise

“marketing” any of that to children shouldn’t be allowed, selling it to them should be a crime.


37 posted on 07/22/2014 6:18:56 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: panaxanax

I get my juice from a place that makes it right on the premises.


38 posted on 07/23/2014 4:22:18 AM PDT by waxer1 (A Republic if you can keep it--Benjamin Franklin. Well we lost it.)
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