I wonder which of these politicians have taken money from Big Tobacco…

Here is a list of U.S. senators, representatives, and state governors who want to take away your right to vape. Considering that more than 99% of vapor products are about to be banned, it’s important to know which corrupt politicians are supporters of Big Tobacco and opponents of vaping.  This list is still a work in progress.


Ed Markey (D-MA) [contact] –

“We need to ban the marketing of e-cigarettes to kids & teens & ban the use of fruit & candy-based flavorings, clearly meant to attract kids”

Richard Durbin (D-IL) [contact Introduced Tobacco Tax and Enforcement Reform Act

Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) [contact] –

“Nicotine is a highly addictive and dangerous drug, and some public health groups have expressed concern that e-cigarettes may be marketed to children and other vulnerable populations as a “safe” alternative to traditional cigarettes. In addition, there is a lack of research about the effectiveness of electronic cigarettes as smoking cessation aids and about the safety of these products, some of which have been found to contain traces of toxic chemicals.”

Barbara Boxer (D-CA) [contact] Introduced the Tobacco Tax and Enforcement Reform Act and the Protecting Children from Electronic Cigarette Advertising Act

Richard Blumenthal (D-CA) [contact] –  Introduced Tobacco Tax and Enforcement Reform Act

Jack Reed (D-RI) [contact– Introduced Tobacco Tax and Enforcement Reform Act

Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) [contact]

“I support the FDA’s proposed rule that would require e-cigarettes and other tobacco products to comply with certain regulations, including a ban on sales to minors, a requirement to disclose all ingredients, and a requirement to display a health warning on product packages and advertisements.”

Sherrod Brown (D-OH) [contact] – 

“E-cigarettes are the new frontier in tobacco companies’ quest to get kids addicted while they are young”

Robert Menendez (D-NJ) [contact– 

“As you know, the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (P.L. 111-31) gives the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the authority to regulate cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, smokeless tobacco, and other tobacco products.  I was a cosponsor of this legislation because it provides the FDA with the authority to take the necessary steps to reduce underage tobacco use. This law permits the FDA to regulate electronic cigarettes as a tobacco product, but the FDA has yet to exercise this authority.”

House of Representatives

Gerald E Connolly (D-VA) [contact] –

“…it is not known whether e-cigarettes may lead young people to try other tobacco products, including conventional cigarettes, which are known to cause disease and lead to premature death. I will continue to watch this issue closely going forward to determine if any Congressional action is necessary.”

Andre Carson (D-IN) [contact

“With the impending grandfather date of electronic cigarettes looming, small business throughout Indianapolis, and the United States at large, are at perceived risk of a crippling prohibition of their product. I believe this risk to be heftily overstated.”

Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) [contact] – Introduced the Banning the Use of Electronic Cigarettes on Airplanes Act of 2015

Anna Eshoo (D-CA) [contact

“As e-cigarettes contain the highly addictive chemical nicotine which is found in tobacco products regulated by the FDA, I believe the agency should have the authority to regulate e-cigarettes.”

Nikki Tsongas (D-MA) [contact] –

“Opponents of this legislation say that H.R. 662 could exempt a wide range of products from any regulation, including products that are among the most popular with youth like those that come in flavors. I share the concerns that this bill could prevent the FDA from overseeing products that carry significant health risks to our young people.”


Robert Bentley (R-AL) [contact– Proposed a bill that would tax vapor products.

Tom Wolf (D-PA) [contact]Supports a 40% wholesale tax on vapor products.

Jay Inslee (D-WA) [contact]Supports 95% tax on vapor products.

David Ige (D-HI) [contact]Signed Clean Air Act, banning e-cigs in places where cigarettes are banned.

Jack Markell (D-DE) [contact]Signed bill banning indoor vaping.

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  • Robert Presti Jr.

    Look at who is pushing for this…. D = democrats. They can’t stand losing tax money. They’re trying to either get people smoking cigarettes again, or just trying to cover lost tax revenues. Vaping outdoors doesn’t work well in the cold, so I guess I would go back to cigarettes. Rolling my own to save a few dollars. Maybe I’ll grow my own to avoid the taxes.

    • Yep it’s definitely about the money. I wish I could have been more fair and balanced, but it’s hard to find an “R” that is against vaping.

      • Robert Presti Jr.

        Well you had one listed. Probably ran as A Republican to seal the ticket, while being a closet Democrat in all reality.

  • Michael Boothillier

    Not solely democrats. The Arkansas republicans have been busy pushing the anti-vape agenda as well, banning all online purchases in the state and heavily taxing state B&M vendors. Our state’s crap politicians need to be added to the list as well.

    • Thanks for the info. I’m not going to add state senators and representatives for each state because it would take forever, but if you have any info about US house and senate members let me know.

    • debbie gustafson

      whoa Arkansas is not totally against it, they do not want online sales, they want the money to stay in the state , Not sure who you been talking to but I have been been in touch with them my self, smh,,,,,,

  • Scope666

    One more needs to be added: Senator Joe Vitale … look him up, he’s done a LOT against vaping.

  • B. Bogsa

    LOL, all democrats! Guess we know now who is in bed with Big Tobacco!

  • DianeB5

    In the 1990’s Bill Clinton was very anti-smoking. At the time, I was a smoker and I was upset about it, but I never changed my registration to Republican. And I never will.

  • watcher64

    You left Mike Pence of the list , Indiana Governor and NOW VP pick .. Signed one of the most vile e-liquid laws to date creating a monopoly for his cronies …