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Big Pharma Funding Campaign Against E-Cigs? Lautenberg Takes $$$$

Posted on 26th Mar 2009 @ 10:07 PM

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Senator Lautenberg's campaign which was financed by Big Pharma to the tune of $128,250 seeks to halt sale of e-cigarettes.

Of course the press release by Lautenburg did not mention this funding. Instead it sung his praises and included his letter to the FDA arguing that the electronic cigarettes should be banned.

A little bit of research soon found the funding, though, which was listed on open secrets.

Pharmaceuticals were not his biggest funder, but certainly did fund his campaign to the tune of $128,250 - see the list of the Senator's funding here.

Big pharmaceuticals are perhaps those with the most to lose from electronic cigarettes, with sales of smoking cessation aids likely to plunge should the electronic cigarette ever really take off.

Please write to him and sign the petition in our other news items NOW!