House Democrats Introduce Bill To Ban All Flavors And Online Sales

Don’t get me started! :confounded:


Ditto! :face_with_hand_over_mouth:


Best stay away from the recipe side Dupes list then! :sunglasses:


It would seem, the editor arena is totally inundated with C grade students! :roll_eyes:


LOL, been there, I’ve already submitted like 40 suggestions… LMAO


Note: Republican Rep. Peter King (NY) has (also) leaped onto this totalitarian nanny-state train.

US House of Representatives:
HR 2339 (refer to the PDF version of present bill text here).

Companion Bill in Senate:
S 3174


A matter concerning the rules, the operation, or the opinion of either House alone is initiated by a simple resolution. A resolution affecting the House of Representatives is designated ‘‘H. Res.’’ Followed by its number, while a Senate resolution is designated ‘‘S. Res.’’ together with its number. Simple resolutions are considered only by the body in which they were introduced. Upon adoption, simple resolutions are attested to by the Clerk of the House of Representatives or the Secretary of the Senate and are published in the Congressional Record.

The (House) action not (presently, as described) being a Bill or a Concurrent Resolution or a Joint Resolution, it is the (possible) success of the Senate Bill (S 3174) which, if passed by the House, following Senate passage, would drive the process of US Congressional bill-passage, if followed by administrative (Presidential) approval, enactment into law mandating FDA agency regulatory actions.

Given Republican party majority in Senate, and Pres, enactment is thus in the hands of Republicans.

Cosponsor Date Cosponsored
Rep. Shalala, Donna E. [D-FL-27]* 04/18/2019
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 04/25/2019
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13] 04/25/2019
Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3] 04/25/2019
Rep. Underwood, Lauren [D-IL-14] 05/02/2019
Rep. Blunt Rochester, Lisa [D-DE-At Large] 05/14/2019
Rep. Mucarsel-Powell, Debbie [D-FL-26] 05/14/2019
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 05/30/2019
Rep. Neguse, Joe [D-CO-2] 05/30/2019
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5] 06/12/2019
Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3] 06/12/2019
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13] 06/12/2019
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8] 06/12/2019
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20] 06/12/2019
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 06/12/2019
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16] 06/20/2019
Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7] 06/20/2019
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4] 06/20/2019
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1] 06/28/2019
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23] 06/28/2019
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2] 06/28/2019
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7] 07/09/2019
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 07/09/2019
Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33] 07/09/2019
Rep. Craig, Angie [D-MN-2] 07/25/2019
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-2] 07/25/2019
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-17] 08/06/2019
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 08/09/2019
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4] 08/20/2019
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12] 09/06/2019
Rep. Hill, Katie [D-CA-25] 09/06/2019
Rep. Cox, TJ [D-CA-21] 09/09/2019
Rep. Tlaib, Rashida [D-MI-13] 09/09/2019
Rep. Schrier, Kim [D-WA-8] 09/11/2019
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20] 09/11/2019
Rep. Kirkpatrick, Ann [D-AZ-2] 09/11/2019
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40] 09/11/2019
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6] 09/11/2019
Rep. Stevens, Haley M. [D-MI-11] 09/12/2019
Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12] 09/16/2019
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2] 09/16/2019
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2] 09/16/2019
Rep. Pappas, Chris [D-NH-1] 09/16/2019
Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22] 09/16/2019
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26] 09/16/2019
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] 09/16/2019
Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10] 09/24/2019
Rep. Rouda, Harley [D-CA-48] 09/24/2019
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32] 09/24/2019
Rep. Krishnamoorthi, Raja [D-IL-8] 09/24/2019
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2] 09/24/2019
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 09/24/2019
Rep. Levin, Mike [D-CA-49] 09/24/2019
Rep. Cisneros, Gilbert Ray, Jr. [D-CA-39] 09/24/2019
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53] 09/24/2019
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6] 09/24/2019
Rep. Gottheimer, Josh [D-NJ-5] 09/24/2019
Rep. Lawson, Al, Jr. [D-FL-5] 09/26/2019
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 09/26/2019
Rep. Pressley, Ayanna [D-MA-7] 09/26/2019
Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44] 10/04/2019
Rep. Plaskett, Stacey E. [D-VI-At Large] 10/04/2019
Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-8] 10/04/2019
Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2] 10/08/2019
Rep. Rose, Max [D-NY-11] 10/08/2019
Rep. Kim, Andy [D-NJ-3] 10/08/2019
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10] 10/11/2019
Rep. Case, Ed [D-HI-1] 10/11/2019
Rep. Hayes, Jahana [D-CT-5] 10/11/2019
Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1] 10/11/2019
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] 10/11/2019
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6] 10/21/2019
Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36] 10/21/2019
Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2] 10/21/2019
Rep. Demings, Val Butler [D-FL-10] 10/21/2019
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5] 10/21/2019
Rep. Houlahan, Chrissy [D-PA-6] 10/28/2019
Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11] 10/28/2019
Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7] 10/28/2019
Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14] 10/28/2019
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41] 10/28/2019
Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17] 10/28/2019
Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-9] 10/30/2019
Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3] 10/30/2019
Rep. Garcia, Jesus G. “Chuy” [D-IL-4] 11/01/2019
Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9] 11/01/2019
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 11/05/2019
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27] 11/12/2019
Rep. Dean, Madeleine [D-PA-4] 11/12/2019
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] 11/13/2019
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19] 11/13/2019
Rep. Scanlon, Mary Gay [D-PA-5] 11/13/2019
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3] 11/21/2019
Rep. Trone, David J. [D-MD-6] 11/21/2019
Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-45] 11/21/2019
Rep. Malinowski, Tom [D-NJ-7] 11/26/2019
Rep. Casten, Sean [D-IL-6] 12/03/2019
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38] 12/05/2019
Rep. Evans, Dwight [D-PA-3] 12/06/2019
Rep. Castro, Joaquin [D-TX-20] 12/11/2019
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15] 12/11/2019
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3] 12/23/2019
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14] 12/23/2019
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1] 01/07/2020
Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13] 01/13/2020
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15] 01/15/2020
Rep. Slotkin, Elissa [D-MI-8] 01/21/2020
Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18] 01/24/2020
Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8] 01/24/2020
Rep. McBath, Lucy [D-GA-6] 01/28/2020
Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4] 01/30/2020
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10] 01/30/2020
Rep. Garcia, Sylvia R. [D-TX-29] 02/04/2020
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7] 02/06/2020
Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-43] 02/11/2020
Rep. Gomez, Jimmy [D-CA-34] 02/13/2020
Rep. Haaland, Debra A. [D-NM-1] 02/18/2020
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5] 02/18/2020

My state’s Representative is not on there, yet. Thankfully. Yay, I don’t have to compose a scathing letter to my Rep.


Why do the Democrats seem to favor this type of legislation ?


“Cause they’re democrats,” Said Wombat’s Hubs.


This is why I’ve spent around 1000.00 since that dreadful day of sept.11th 2019 when the proverbial siht hit the fan. I’d guesstimate that for the 3 of us adult flavor loving vapers in my family I’m good for over 5 years.


It’s not just the Dems :smirk:… it’s a whole bunch of folks with “control” in mind!

Please, everyone, take the time to read this this article and educate yourself. :sunglasses: Reading is fun and opens up your mind to new ideas.


Cosponsors: S.3174 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] | Cosponsor statistics: 10 current - includes 8 original

  • = Original cosponsor


  1. |Cosponsor|Date Cosponsored|
    | — | — |
    |Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]*|01/09/2020|
    |Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT]*|01/09/2020|
    |Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI]*|01/09/2020|
    |Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA]*|01/09/2020|
    |Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL]*|01/09/2020|
    |Sen. Reed, Jack [D-RI]*|01/09/2020|
    |Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD]*|01/09/2020|
    |Sen. Harris, Kamala D. [D-CA]*|01/09/2020|
    |Sen. Carper, Thomas R. [D-DE]|01/13/2020|
    |Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE]|01/28/2020|

Regarding abstruse and entirely moral (as opposed to scientific) battle-cries surrounding “addictions”:

Addiction: the colonization of rituals, Matthew Prokopiw, 2015

What is addiction? Since its transformation as a word in the late 19th century, not only has it taken on the form of a scientific concept, but it also contains a complex social-historical component that tells a story of how and why addiction is now conceived of as a harmful and deviant behaviour. The objective of this text is to highlight how addiction fundamentally eclipses scientific discourses and instead functions as a social concept in the interests of colonization – comprised of forces of State and capitalism. Based on a critical reading of Mircea Eliade’s The Sacred and the Profane, we will find that the colonizing forces of State and capitalism express the post-modern form of the sacred, wherein rituals that sustain the sacred world are deemed good and promoted, whereas those rituals which threaten the State or capitalist mode of being are classified as bad, or profane. Thus, we will contrast the figure of the sports fanatic through his/her participation on online forums as they exhibit institutional characteristics of addiction, to the criminalized and demonized subjects and objects of addiction, with the intent of portraying two forms of institutional addiction with contrasting relations to colonial ideals. Moreover, in three films by Satyajit Ray (The Music Room, The Chess Players, and Charulata), we will not only see how social processes delineate the primary nature of the drug/user relationship which characterizes addiction, but also how forces of colonization repurpose rituals to serve colonial ideals. By tracing the transformation of the word addiction to authoritative relations with drunkenness, it will become evident how the impositions of morality and higher social forces have made addiction a social tool and a concept irreconcilable with scientific theories. Finally, in contrasting texts by Gabor Mate, Bruce Alexander and Stanton Peele, with texts by Harry Levine, Alfred Lindesmith and Thomas Szasz, we will see distinguishing types of discourses which attempt to address the problem ‘what is addiction?’

From the prohibition of Alcohol a century ago, through the so-called “War on Drugs” (instead, a war waged upon people, in the interest in controlling them for purposes of monetary profit in the name of “moral imperatives”), and now where Nicotine usage is concerned, the “Iron law of prohibition” has held - demonstrably resulting in harming of the health of (including causing the unnecessary deaths of) far, far more persons than would ever have been the case - had competent adults not been ritualistically demonized, coercively infantilized, exploitatively controlled, and thus punitively tyrannized by the State.


It doesn’t surprise me, TBH. We’ve always known Big Tobacco would try to control the government views in this manner. Something that takes away money from the tobacco industry is always going to be a threat to them.

It’s the same reason marijuana was made illegal, in the first place. It threatened the cotton and tobacco industries because they were safer and more readily adaptable uses for the product including textiles for hemp in place of cotton, smokables for marijuana in place of tobacco, etc.


So two R’s and a butt ton of Dems why am I NOT surprised?


We have ANTZ (Anti Nicotine and Tobacco Zealots)in both parties. Lets spread the blame around a little.
Everyone loves to go after low hanging fruit.


Ironically, (if) this totalitarian crusade (wearing phony moral/medical masks) ends up being enacted into law, we will have (Republican) US Senators and President (who care so deeply about liberty) to thank.

See the latter portion of the below-linked post (which is found above on this thread) for why that is so:


The root causes of exploitations arise out of monetary avarice (rather than moral or political polemics):

(Page 11) … tobacco regulation has often served to enhance the profits of incumbent firms as much (if not more) than it has combated the public health harms associated with smoking. In some cases, it even appears as if tobacco industry regulation primarily served the interests of Bootleggers, though it was facilitated by a Baptist veneer.


If its only Democrats that are against Vaping why worry ??? Before it becomes law it has to go through the Senate which is GOP controlled right ??? Then it has to be signed in to law by President ( R) …So we have no worries …This brings so much joy to know its not Bipartisan…No more worries everyone quit calling your representatives .