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house Bill H.R. 4249

Should E-Cigarette and Vape Ads be Banned from TV & Radio?

Argument in favor

Television and radio ads for e-cigarettes and vapes are driving these products’ use by youth. Given the recent, highly publicized cases of lung damage and even death from these products, it’s clear that companies shouldn’t be allowed to advertise these products to youth who don’t understand the full consequences of their use. Closing the loophole allowing e-cigarette and vape companies to advertise on TV and radio won’t solve the problem of youth vaping on its own, but it’s an important step towards reducing these products’ direct marketing to teens.

Richard's Opinion
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10/08/2019
Well let’s see what the results are so far. It took decades for tobacco to kill people with a warning label. It’s taken months to kill numerous people with this “safe alternative”. Hell yes, it needs a warning label AND regulation!
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burrkitty's Opinion
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10/08/2019
And drug ads, prescription or OTC. We can’t stop people from their willful stupidity, but we can reduce the exposure to others.
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jimK's Opinion
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10/08/2019
Advertising should be banned until more is known as to what specifically is causing the rash of long injuries. It appears that most of the issues arise from custom mixed vaping solutions infused with cannabis oils. I would think that manufacturer’s should be banned from selling any products that can be custom mixed by users or vape shops. Also, the vape solutions that manufacturer’s provide should be regulated to insure lung-safe vaping mixtures. And warning about overuse need to be part of the packaging and any advertising.
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Argument opposed

This bill won’t have much impact, as few e-cigarette or vape companies advertise nationally via television or radio as is. Moreover, given that this advertising ban doesn’t extend to internet ads, social media sponsored posts, or the myriad other ways teens receive product endorsement information, this bill doesn’t close off many major channels for e-cigarette and vape companies to advertise their products to youth, many of which are more effective than TV and radio ads.

Nathan's Opinion
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10/08/2019
Only if they ban pharmaceutical ads as well. Prescription drugs kill far more people than vaping has or ever will. To be honest, I wouldn’t be surprised if Big Pharm is behind this bill. The more illness created by smoking the more money they stand to make. I’d check and see if the politician who created this bill came into some money recently. #BigPharmOwnsDC
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Jen's Opinion
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09/21/2019
Vaping helps people to quit cigarettes. Banning this would only push people back into the habit they got away from or cause them to turn to the black market to purchase their products. You are putting the public at risk by taking this right away! I vape, I vote. Remember that!
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Paul's Opinion
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10/08/2019
So let me get this straight. The government is working towards legalizing marijuana but we’re going to now ban e cigarette ads??, so what happens if pot gets legalized?, there will be cannabis ads but not e cigarette ads?
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      house Committees
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
    IntroducedSeptember 9th, 2019

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Title

Stop Vaping Ads Act of 2019

Official Title

To amend the Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act to extend the prohibition on electronic advertisements of cigarettes and little cigars to electronic nicotine delivery systems.

    Well let’s see what the results are so far. It took decades for tobacco to kill people with a warning label. It’s taken months to kill numerous people with this “safe alternative”. Hell yes, it needs a warning label AND regulation!
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    Only if they ban pharmaceutical ads as well. Prescription drugs kill far more people than vaping has or ever will. To be honest, I wouldn’t be surprised if Big Pharm is behind this bill. The more illness created by smoking the more money they stand to make. I’d check and see if the politician who created this bill came into some money recently. #BigPharmOwnsDC
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    And drug ads, prescription or OTC. We can’t stop people from their willful stupidity, but we can reduce the exposure to others.
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    Advertising should be banned until more is known as to what specifically is causing the rash of long injuries. It appears that most of the issues arise from custom mixed vaping solutions infused with cannabis oils. I would think that manufacturer’s should be banned from selling any products that can be custom mixed by users or vape shops. Also, the vape solutions that manufacturer’s provide should be regulated to insure lung-safe vaping mixtures. And warning about overuse need to be part of the packaging and any advertising.
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    Be consistent. If your going to ban smoking ads that’s fine, so long as all drug ads are banned including alcohol.
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    Vaping helps people to quit cigarettes. Banning this would only push people back into the habit they got away from or cause them to turn to the black market to purchase their products. You are putting the public at risk by taking this right away! I vape, I vote. Remember that!
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    These ads try to make the products seem cool, which only adds to their appeal to youth. While we still don't know the full health impacts of these products, and people are getting very sick and dying from their use, I feel it's inappropriate to allow them to advertise and risk getting more young people addicted to them.
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    E-cigarettes are no better than traditional cigarettes! Advertising something that is a clear danger to our health with no potential health benefits should not be allowed just like it isn’t allowed with regular cigarettes!
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    This is STUPID! Why would we say it’s ok to advertise something the CDC advised you not to use because it is killing our children?
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    So let me get this straight. The government is working towards legalizing marijuana but we’re going to now ban e cigarette ads??, so what happens if pot gets legalized?, there will be cannabis ads but not e cigarette ads?
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    Be real! Faux cigarettes-Vaping is no different than—nicotine cigarettes.
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    I hear the media talk about people getting sick from vaping. Why don’t I hear anything about how many people have quit smoking because of vaping? Vaping is helping more people quit smoking than any other product ever. I smell a rat.
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    Stop pretending you're not in pocket of big tabacco
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    Yes, but vaping largely affects teens and young adults, who aren’t watching traditional TV or listening to the radio. The ban ought to go further, to ads seen on mobile devices, like ads on YouTube, social media, games, etc.
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    Just like the rest of nicotine delivery systems.
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    No reason not to they are worse than cigarettes
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    i think this is really dumb i smoked for over 16 yrs had breathing issues bad cough dr told me about vaping so i went to vape store got what i need started vaping with in one week my cough was gone breathing issues gone i belive that vaping with flavored ejuices saved my life yes its true so please say the truth it thc that cause many sickness maybe dealths but it was not our flavored ejuices so dont take away our flavored ejuices i don't want to go back to smoking
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    As we are learning everyday of the complications and long term effects from using vaping, and we already know the risks from smoking. We are headed rapidly to another epidemic. This time with young people who will be the victims of long term health issues from respiratory disorders.
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    Well to be fair cigarette ads on tv were banned long ago. So maybe vapes should be as well. But I wish reasonable gun legislation would get this amount of attention. I don’t like vaping but I’m not comfortable with the possibility that it is being restricted just because the First Lady is like “please think of the children! My son might vape” lady... be a parent. Talk to him.
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    There are differences of opinion but this is not a good habit to develop.
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