The use of e-cigarettes among young people has been rising at staggering rates. The U.S. Surgeon General has labeled e-cigarette use among youth a "public health epidemic" and warned "we must take action now to protect the health of our nation’s young people."
That's why, this week, Senator Richard Blumenthal and I introduced the bicameral Preventing Opportunities for Teen E-Cigarette and Tobacco Addiction (PROTECT) Act.
E-cigarette companies are explicitly targeting young people through their marketing and product design, but what they’re really selling is a nicotine addiction and other risks associated with vaping. As the mother of three teenagers, I know that we cannot wait to address this epidemic.
We have passed critical legislation in the U.S. House:
And I continue to work to hold the Trump administration accountable on your behalf:
It is an honor to represent you in Washington.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Member of Congress