September 18, 2019 - Issue: Vol. 165, No. 150 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 1st Session
VAPING IS QUICKLY BECOMING A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 150
(House of Representatives - September 18, 2019)
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[Page H7760] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] VAPING IS QUICKLY BECOMING A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS (Ms. BROWNLEY of California asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Ms. BROWNLEY of California. Mr. Speaker, recently, it was reported that a seventh person has died from a vaping-related illness in the United States. In response, the CDC recently announced that it has activated its emergency operations center to investigate what is quickly becoming a public health crisis. It is becoming abundantly clear that e-cigarettes are causing harmful health impacts among both teens, approximately 2.4 million students, and adults who use them. While more research is needed, I believe this public health emergency requires swift action by Congress to prevent the marketing of these products to young people. That is why I have introduced the Stop Vaping Ads Act, which will close the loophole in current law and would ban e- cigarette advertisements on broadcast media. I invite my colleagues to join me in support of this commonsense bill that will help curb the onslaught of harmful and dangerous e-cigarette ads. ____________________