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Ban on dissolvables requested

Discussion in 'Smokeless tobacco' started by TropicalBob, Apr 20, 2010.

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  1. TropicalBob

    TropicalBob Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 13, 2008
    Port Charlotte, FL USA
    On MSNBC, we learn that our good friend, a legislator heavily funded by the pharmaceutical industry, the man who FIRST requested the FDA to ban electronic cigarettes, had this to say:

    Way to jump right in there and protect the nicotine lozenge sold at more than twice the price of a disssolvable of the same nicotine strength (4mg)! And the lozenges are now available in a yummy cherry flavor that kids love. Teens are sure to go for the fresh mint flavor. The Commit slogan from their Web page: Tastes good, works fast.

    Hey, down with free enterprise. Up with Big Pharma profits.
  2. slybootz

    slybootz Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 18, 2009
    couldn't agree more TB. I remember using Nicorette Gum years ago, and they had some pretty "palatable flavors" including
    nicotine gum has been around for quite some time, and it seems like they're coming out with more and more flavors.... seems a bit unfair to dissolveables..
  3. The Wiz

    The Wiz ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 14, 2009
    Whiskeyville USA
    TB....I will never forget our good friend the Senator.(I had thought he had "Passed On"....Guess I was wrong!)"consider banning sales of dissolvable tobacco products until the health effects on children and teens are better understood" That makes sense.....How about we just do away with them completly is what they are trying to say. Effects on Children and Teens???
    I would much rather have had an honest explanation than a tease of a temporary ban!

    Congrats to Big Pharma!(and sorry TB....I know you enjoy your Stonewalls)

    :)The Wiz!
  4. PlanetScribbles

    PlanetScribbles Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 3, 2009
    Londinium, Brittania
    What I want to know is how on earth are the "health effects on children and teens" relevant in relation to a product for ADULT consumers??
    The same could be said for Smirnoff Vodka, but I don't see him trying to get spirits banned. This Lautenberg guy is a real tool. The good folks of NJ must be so proud to have someone like him representing their best interests :rolleyes:
  5. Vaporer

    Vaporer Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 23, 2009
    Could they have been more blatent?
    Effects on teens and children.......hmmmmm........
    They aren't allowed by law to have them. If they did their jobs preventing the kids from getting them, responsible adults might be able to enjoy and benefit from them.
    Oh......they need to be controlled by BP and have a prescription.
    What was I thinking???????????????????

    kids dont get into parents prescriptions.........geeesh.
  6. dansdaman

    dansdaman Full Member

    Apr 14, 2010
    Tobacco lobby and big pharma pump a TON of money into these clowns' campaigns. It's no surprise that so many "legislating Tools" are suddenly concerned.
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