Senate Dems Tackling Great Issue Of Our Time: E-Cigarettes

Senate Democrats are not happy with e-cigarettes, mainly the vaporized electronic devices being smoke while in the air. That is why they are now demanding that the Department of Transportation put an end to an “unacceptable” delay that would ban e-cigarettes on airplanes.

In a letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, the clan of Senate Democrats said the ban on e-cigarettes in airplanes is long overdue. Here’s the “important” portion of their letter.

“While many major carriers have decided to prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes, federal regulations still allow these products to be used during flight,” the lawmakers wrote.

“The Department of Transportation first published proposed rules to prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes on aircraft on September 15, 2011,” the senators continued. “It is unacceptable that it has been more than two years and this rule has yet to be finalized.”

“Numerous electronic cigarette companies have marketed their products as offering the freedom to break the rules or smoke in places where traditional cigarettes are banned, such as airplanes,” they wrote.

“Please act immediately to finalize these rules, and respond with an exact date when regulations will be published and when electronic cigarettes will finally be banned on commercial flights,” they wrote.
The Senate Democrats involved in this fight are the ones one would most likely expect: Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif), Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) and Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass).
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