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    Group of U.S. Senators slam 'glamorization' of e-cigarettes at Golden Globes

    Group of U.S. Senators Seem to have the time to slam 'glamorization' of e-cigarettes at Golden Globes

    The Golden Globes award show featured actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Julia Louis-Dreyfus smoking e-cigarettes during the broadcast.



    A group of U.S. senators is taking the Golden Globes to task for showing celebrities puffing on electronic cigarettes at this year's awards show, complaining such depictions glamorize smoking.

    "The Golden Globes celebrates entertainers who are an influence on young fans," the four Democratic senators wrote on Tuesday. "We ask the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and NBC Universal to take actions to ensure that future broadcasts of the Golden Globes do not intentionally feature images of e-cigarettes."

    "Such action would help to avoid the glamorization of smoking and protect the health of young fans," said the letter signed by Dick Durbin of Illinois, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Edward Markey of Massachusetts."

    The Golden Globes ceremony that aired on Comcast Corp-owned NBC on Sunday night showed actor Leonardo DiCaprio smoking an e-cigarette during the broadcast, as well as nominee Julia Louis-Dreyfus puffing on one as part of an opening skit.

    The Golden Globes, which honor achievement in film and television, are handed out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The show drew its best television audience in a decade.

    E-cigarettes are battery-powered metal tubes that turn nicotine-laced liquid into vapor. Some analysts predict that the fast-growing market for the product could outpace that of conventional cigarettes within a decade.

    Regulators are agonizing over whether to restrict the product as a "gateway" to nicotine addiction and tobacco smoking, or to embrace them as treatments for would-be quitters.

    NBC Universal and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/poli...icle-1.1580320

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/new...rs-slam-671149

    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014...es-during-show

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/0...n_4598871.html

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    Well, it's not like they've got anything better to do. The budget is balanced, the economy is on the rebound, there has been 40 straight months of job growth, green house emissions are down and schools are safer.

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    Shows how dumb I am. I thought those stupid things were a total alternative to smoking. Didn't realize there was nicotine in them.



    I hope I don't offend any guys in here but I think guys look like gigantic d-bags puffing on those things. That guy in the commercial looks like the biggest tool going.
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    Isn't it funny that the same group of assholes that despise cigarettes and want to shut down tobacco companies are calling for the legalization of marijuana because it's no more harmful than cigarettes?
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    I agree, these guys need to find something else to worry about.
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    It's only four members of Congress.

    You get 535 people together from any group, and you are going to have a lot more than only four morons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    It's only four members of Congress.

    You get 535 people together from any group, and you are going to have a lot more than only four morons.

    Seriously, just look around this place...
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    Touché!
    Taylor Swift is nice to look at. Adele can sing.

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