Pelosi Refers to E-Cigarettes as a ‘Real Assault’ on American Children

Pelosi Refers to E-Cigarettes as a ‘Real Assault’ on American Children

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Pelosi Refers to E-Cigarettes as a ‘Real Assault’ on American Children

Speaker Nancy Pelosi defended a House measure to ban flavored cigarettes and e-cigarette liquids as a way to curb vaping by teenagers. Lawmakers passed the legislation by a vote of 213-195.

They see what is happening with this appeal to children, trying to addict them to tobacco as a real assault on the health and well-being of America’s children and America’s family. Today, Democrats are taking strong action to protect America’s children as we pass H.R. 2339, legislation to confront the growing youth tobacco crisis in our nation. They have said, for decades “Big tobacco” has targeted African-Americans with menthol cigarettes with devastating consequences. Menthol cigarettes have addicted generations of African-Americans, resulting in high death rates from lung cancer, heart disease, stroke and other smoking-related illnesses, and they go on to say, “Support H.R. 2339 to protect our kids.”

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