37 Comments

  1. littlewingmyoho
    November 22, 2019 @ 4:31 pm

    My friend now vapes an e cigarette and she is doing one hundred percent better after years of smoking …..everything I have seen so far are bootleg devices

    • littlewingmyoho
      November 22, 2019 @ 4:32 pm

      Do not throw the baby out with the bathwater or do the bidding of big tobacco please.

  2. Nerd Analog
    November 22, 2019 @ 4:33 pm

    So kids are getting their vape products off of the blackmarket since it’s illegal to them. Yet banning flavors from being sold legally will make them stop? How is this logical?
    Also, nicotine vaping has existed for over a decade, and since the beginning there have been tons of flavors. Yet the youth has only been interested in vaping for only around 2 to 3 years. Coincidentally at the same time Juul came around with high level nicotine salt pods. Maybe teens are interested in vaping to get a buzz or high, and not because of the flavors?
    All this would seem logical, but what’s logic when the argument is “we have to defend the kids”. Yeah, defend those snotty brats who are too cowardly to admit that they just want to get high, buy their supplies from drug dealers, and instead pretend to be victims. And the politicians, who are paid by Big Tobacco, through MSA money, are enjoying this so much, even laughing.
    Guess what kids, you are now complicit of the 480 000 deaths in the US every year due to cigarettes related illnesses. You are the pawns of politicians and Big Tobacco. And you are not the “woke” generation, but the sedated one.

  3. Kimberly Bussey
    November 22, 2019 @ 4:35 pm

    Of course the vape lobbyists are there.

    Edit: Of COURSE they say Trump’s magic phrase, “People will lose their jobs”.

    This is just like the tobacco company.

    • Nerd Analog
      November 22, 2019 @ 4:43 pm

      @Kimberly Bussey those aren’t vape lobbyists, but associations representing the US vaping industry (mom and pop shops btw) and “of course” they should be heard, as much as associations representing parents and others.
      Do you have a problem with democracy?

  4. Jesus Says
    November 22, 2019 @ 4:38 pm

    _”Trump holds listening session on vaping”_
    *Doesn’t matter. Little Donny Fail-Fail will be impeached soon.*

  5. Linda Jackson
    November 22, 2019 @ 4:38 pm

    President Trump, you need a holiday of sun and golf. Please take this weekend or so OFF.

  6. Mojokuku
    November 22, 2019 @ 4:42 pm

    Children can’t legally purchase vape products anyhow. It’s would be a pointless ban that would just drive the sale of illegal and potentially dangerous vape pods. It will make the problem worse.

  7. Sophie Peraaud
    November 22, 2019 @ 4:44 pm

    PUTIN PUPPET LAPDOG IS DOING ALL HIS FAKE B.S TO DISTRACT THE PEOPLE. BUT IT IS NOT WORKING SWAMP

  8. Jewels Diamonds
    November 22, 2019 @ 4:47 pm

    Most of these people must operate under the mindset that only kids like flavor. Well I guess in that case vapes shouldn’t be flavored, alcohol shouldn’t be flavored, no flavored tobacco of any kinds, no flavored medicines. Adults don’t like flavors, right? So let’s just take the flavor out of everything adults consume cuz were so dull and just “don’t like oral stimulation beyond giving speeches”

  9. Paul Keller
    November 22, 2019 @ 4:48 pm

    What a bunch of Crap! I didn’t like scotch when I was a teen, I drank the creme de menth, the barbados rum, the apricot liquor, but when that was all gone and all that was left was scotch – Solancha!

  10. Cartier Luvit
    November 22, 2019 @ 4:48 pm

    Too late to prohibit cigarettes, but we should ban all vape cigarettes! That includes flavoured & unflavored! Oh wait… let’s take away menthol too.

    Q: We want to provide more citizens with jobs or save future generations from this new habit? The answer should be easy…Unbelievable!

    What about the early complications
    that parents, family members, nurses, and physicians will come to know, as to how easy it would have been to ban e-cigarettes. Aren’t our children more valued than financial profit in this Divided States of America?

    Again, another wrong choice for our children to be subjected to.
    What a shame, what a shame.

  11. Fr Louie Goad
    November 22, 2019 @ 4:50 pm

    Democrats are Vaping POT! Something is affecting their brains. People demand healthcare, but also demand to be free to damage their body any way they like and we pay for it!

  12. Shell Smith
    November 22, 2019 @ 4:54 pm

    Did you hear that woman lying through her teeth that the “mom’s love him & support him”. Such BS!!

    • Jared Boulder Terry
      November 22, 2019 @ 5:13 pm

      Mom’s do love and support him where I’m from. In fact it’s rare that people hate him lol. I love president trump and support him

  13. Daisylady KLG
    November 22, 2019 @ 4:55 pm

    What blows my mind is the fact that this subject is still being debated. At this point, what is really debatable?

    First of all, how is it possible that selling poison in this manner is even legal? The solution is completely obvious.

    There is absolutely NO doubt that preteens and teenagers have been drawn to and became addicted to nicotine because of flavored Vape products that most likely would not have been drawn to traditional cigarettes. For about a decade or so prior to the popularity of flavored vaping products, there had been a VERY successful campaign in this country for this very vulnerable population to NOT start smoking in the 1st place. It was absolutely working.

    When they were first introduced, they were marketed as a SAFE alternative to cigarettes. I will say that I am not absolutely positive but am pretty sure that flavors were an afterthought.

    When it became obvious that teenagers were drawn to the flavors and using them under the false narrative that they were a safe alternative, it subsequently became obvious that they became addicted to and hocked on nicotine because they were in fact NOT a safe alternative.

    But to be honest it wasn’t just teenagers, it was a whole new group of adults who were drawn to the flavors and became addicted to nicotine as well.

    As soon as it became medically obvious that vaping products were not a safe alternative, at the very least, the exact same restrictions should been placed on them as traditional cigarettes, and all these flavors which drew/draw otherwise non-smokers/ nicotine consumers should be banned, PERIOD.

    The only thing that makes sense, if anything at all, is that if adult smokers prefer to inhale vapor in the traditional Regular or Menthol form of nicotine rather than smoke, it makes sense to offer that alternative.

    The whole argument that long time smokers would benefit from the possibility of using them as a way to quit smoking compared to the damage imposed on all of the additional people OF ALL AGES who became addicted to nicotine because of flavors is absolutely ridiculous.

    Then there is the argument of jobs created by the industry and that a ban on flavored vaping products would result in a large number of job loss is also ridiculous. The VAST majority of the number of jobs created by the flavored vaping products are very low paying, minimum wage jobs. Yet, like most industries, those at the top of the industry make huge sums of money.
    BUT… In this case, those at the top of this industry are getting paid HUGE sums of money for poisoning those who use these products… including preteens and teenagers.

    It’s really a no brainer…
    No flavors and same regulations as other nicotine products.
    Why is there even a question?

    Are a few thousand low paying jobs and the possibility that a very low number of long-time smokers MIGHT quit…
    REALLY worth the millions of people (primarily teenagers) being more apt to poisoning themselves with nicotine a result of flavored vaping products??

  14. Chona Fant
    November 22, 2019 @ 4:55 pm

    All this conversation on paper smoking is going to make the smokers, smoke the more. This is a tuff one to veto.

  15. Brian Connell
    November 22, 2019 @ 4:57 pm

    IT IS NOT THE FLAVORS THAT ARE ATTRACTING THE KIDS DAMMIT, IT’S THE NIGH NIC BUZZ FROM CLOSED POD SYSTEMS CREATED BY JUUL!

  16. Kimberly Bussey
    November 22, 2019 @ 4:57 pm

    What that lobbyist just said is 💯 fake.

    My son started vaping because he thought it was harmless. He NEVER tried cigarettes. He isn’t “at risk”. Well, now he’s addicted to it. He CONSTANTLY has a cough. He’s constantly sick.

  17. Tom Lewis
    November 22, 2019 @ 4:58 pm

    Kids only care about the JUUL nick hit, they don’t care what flavor is in it.

  18. CrashcatMG
    November 22, 2019 @ 4:59 pm

    a) There is no “Gateway” to other drugs. Vapers don’t turn into heroin or meth addicts…
    b) Flavours are not the reason kids try out vaping, mostly Juul; it’s the ridiculous high amount of salt nicotine in those pods, they want the “head buzz” they get from it. No matter if it tastes like mango, tobacco, menthol or old socks, they will still try and use it.
    c) The laws to prevent kids from buying vaping equipment of any kind are there, they just need to be enforced.
    d) Why do adults be restricted in their choices, just because some kids try out vaping? You can still buy cigarrettes everywhere, and kids still smoke – even though their numbers went down.
    e) People were getting sick from using illegally bought THC liquids that were tampered with vitamine e-acetate. Vaping is around for more than a decade, and nothing like that showed up from regular nicotine vaping.
    f) If nicotine is so addictive, why aren’t kids buying nicotine patches or gums like crazy? They are even better to hide than any kind of vaping device…

    I’m writing this while vaping a flavour named Sweet Lemon Pie … I’m 49 y/o and a former smoker who quit 5 years ago thanks to vaping after 20 years of smoking cigarrettes.

  19. Red Eye
    November 22, 2019 @ 4:59 pm

    I came here to read the comments and yep full of hillery trolls who just want to show how stupid democrats are.

  20. Shirley Wise
    November 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

    Every time they get together all they talk Bout is banning us for doing something this is just a way to control us

  21. Brian Connell
    November 22, 2019 @ 5:01 pm

    look… the solution is not complicated. eliminate high nic options from anything BUT a vape shop. WE have the ability AND the desire to be responsible in ID’ing consumers. convenient stores DO NOT!!!!

  22. Pancho Villa
    November 22, 2019 @ 5:08 pm

    What do we learn by Trump “winning” the Presidency ? That any Clown Republican Bullyer, Woman Abuser, Crook, Compulsive Liar, Cheater, Racist, Narcissist, Ignorant, Arrogant Individual , can be President of the United States .

  23. Jared Boulder Terry
    November 22, 2019 @ 5:12 pm

    I love that the president cares about this and I like how he knows if they do ban flavors the black market may make some that aren’t safe. I love how the president is looking for solutions and he’s willing to hear everyone out.

  24. matcas
    November 22, 2019 @ 5:12 pm

    What doesn’t some bring up that jull has a ridiculously high nicotine content. Btw haven’t smoked a cigarette in over 7 years.

  25. ClaytonD
    November 22, 2019 @ 5:13 pm

    I have never heard so many desperate grown adults lie so much straight to their presidents face. Such a betrayal to public health and their fellow humans. Thank you Greg, for standing up to all that bloody handed corrupt scum!

  26. Jack Walter
    November 22, 2019 @ 5:16 pm

    Vaping saved my life. “For the children” is a cop out. The Dems use that slogan for everything. Simple solution is brick and mortar sales only. NO WEB SALES

  27. Bobbie Brown
    November 22, 2019 @ 5:19 pm

    Have friends and family members who have stopped smoking after smoking most of their adult life and began vaping. Their lung x-rays have improved dramatically. Just hope and pray they don’t go back to cigarettes when flavors are banned.

  28. Algernon Flowers
    November 22, 2019 @ 5:20 pm

    We need to ban wine coolers, because all these flavors for alcohol are enticing for kids. Alcohol kills thousands of children a year. We need to ban these horrible wine coolers now. There is no reason to have strawberry, lime, apple, cherry, etc in wine coolers. There isn’t a reason why daiquiris should be flavored. There is no reason to market pina coladas. I mean really, do we really need pink moscato? I mean it comes in a pretty pink color and it attracts little girls. We don’t want our little girls to die from alcohol poisoning because the moscato tastes like candy. The problem gets overwhelmingly worse when we factor in strawberry, peach, and mango moscato. These flavors are only enjoyed by children.

  29. Moonrise361
    November 22, 2019 @ 5:22 pm

    at 16 ;13- if it is so addictive, fast, how is it supposed to help the adults then, to lower their smoking consumption?? in what sense is that a helpful tool for the adults, if it is so dangerous for the kids?

  30. Bald Eagle
    November 22, 2019 @ 5:23 pm

    What prevents kids from getting nicotine patches and just vaping flavored ejuice with 0 nicotine. This is the dumbest argument I have seen. Next big thing lets ban caffeine because it will just be used to replace nicotine. And we should just ban candy altogether since it is a gateway drug. Once you start the prohibitionist movement it will never end. Big Corp just wants to lock down the industry. Regulating it will create more jobs. Criminalizing it will create more inmates.. which will cost us more tax dollars.

  31. Robert Hennessey
    November 22, 2019 @ 5:26 pm

    Sounds like another round table of Trump butt lickers. Can’t believe these people willing to sell their souls , to please the king. Down with the king.

  32. Boathousejoe D
    November 22, 2019 @ 5:26 pm

    What is in the hair dye that is effecting these guys? Is it dangerous to use Miss Clairol instead of Just for Men?Is it politically correct? Something must be done😆

  33. Robert Hennessey
    November 22, 2019 @ 5:28 pm

    He acts like he knows what he is talking about. Good actor. And bad actor.

  34. Debra Messmer
    November 22, 2019 @ 5:28 pm

    need to get rid of them all abstance , it don’t change anything to use the vape an the companies make money on your health either way . plople need to get stronger and stop the smoking .