VAPING IS QUICKLY BECOMING A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 150
(House of Representatives - September 18, 2019)

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           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.

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