Senators urge FDA to look into vaping advertisements
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) —
Sen. Dick Durbin sent a letter Thursday urging the FDA to take a look at the advertising for vaping products.
Members of Congress said the products are aimed towards children.
They want the FDA to crack down on these advertisements.
Staff at Upper Limits in Springfield agrees, but added the conversation about smoking needs to start somewhere.
“Vaping has a place for adults,” Upper Limits floor manager Jon Sharp said. “This is to help adults stop smoking cigarettes and improve their life. We shouldn't regulate everything on what a kid would do, that's the parents' job.”
Studies show between 2011 and 2015, there's been a 15 percent increase in vaping among teens and it's becoming one of the more popular forms of tobacco use.