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senate Bill S. 2550

Should E-Cigarette & Vape Companies Not Get Tax Deductions For Their Advertisements?

Argument in favor

Television and radio ads for e-cigarettes and vapes are driving these products’ use by youth. Given the recent, highly publicized cases of lung damage and even death from these products, it’s clear that companies shouldn’t receive tax deductions that subsidize their marketing efforts. Eliminating the tax deduction for these products’ advertising won’t solve the problem of youth vaping on its own, but is an important step towards reducing these products’ direct marketing to teens.

Kathi13's Opinion
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10/25/2019
Why are we subsidizing products that kill?!
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wpeckham's Opinion
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10/26/2019
Why are we subsidizing ANY advertising for ANY commercial products? Of particular concern is that these products were known to be harmful from inception, and are now known to be deadly. If our administration were not disfunctional this would have been taken care of at the policy level long since.
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Pat's Opinion
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10/25/2019
No tax deductions for companies that sell dangerous products that hurt people and cost us health care money !
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Argument opposed

While receiving a tax deduction for direct-to-consumer advertising is nice to have, it’s not a precondition for marketing a company’s products. Therefore, it’s possible — and probable — that this bill won’t have any effect on vape and e-cigarette advertising. Instead of this bill, the FDA should ban e-cigarette advertising practices and media organizations should be required by law to reject e-cigarette ad purchases.

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10/26/2019
Vapor companies should get tax deductions for advertising just like any other company in the United States of America. Advertisements are not at all geared toward youth and have absolutely no correlation to youth use. The way this survey is phrased is very misleading and flat out false. Lung illnesses were even mentioned in the survey which BAFFLES me that this argument is still being used. The FDA and CDC have both stated that the cause of these illnesses is black market cannabis vapor products, NOT regulated nicotine products. Although, because the CDC irresponsibly misinformed the public about nicotine causing lung illnesses for so long, I'm not that surprised that this argument still lingers. The attack on vaping is disgusting. When the truth and science in favor of vaping is finally rocognized as incontrovertible, as it already SHOULD be, history will not remember opposers kindly. This is the biggest public health scandal in American history. I'd suggest that you don't find yourself on the wrong side of it. Stop preventing people from using a 95% safer alternative to the most deadly products sold in America, cigarettes. The fact that cigarettes kill half a million Americans per year and are still legal, while politicians and are trying to ban vapor products which have killed ZERO people, is confounding.
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JTJ's Opinion
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10/26/2019
DECEPTIVE HEADLINE. Advertising is not a tax deduction, it’s a business expense subtracted from gross income. Vape companies should be treated the same as any other business. Don’t buy into the media baloney. VAPING SAVES LIVES. It helped me quit a 30yr addiction. I’ve been nicotine free for over 3 years now.
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Robert j.'s Opinion
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10/26/2019
Nobody should get tax breaks for advertising.
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    Why are we subsidizing products that kill?!
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    Vapor companies should get tax deductions for advertising just like any other company in the United States of America. Advertisements are not at all geared toward youth and have absolutely no correlation to youth use. The way this survey is phrased is very misleading and flat out false. Lung illnesses were even mentioned in the survey which BAFFLES me that this argument is still being used. The FDA and CDC have both stated that the cause of these illnesses is black market cannabis vapor products, NOT regulated nicotine products. Although, because the CDC irresponsibly misinformed the public about nicotine causing lung illnesses for so long, I'm not that surprised that this argument still lingers. The attack on vaping is disgusting. When the truth and science in favor of vaping is finally rocognized as incontrovertible, as it already SHOULD be, history will not remember opposers kindly. This is the biggest public health scandal in American history. I'd suggest that you don't find yourself on the wrong side of it. Stop preventing people from using a 95% safer alternative to the most deadly products sold in America, cigarettes. The fact that cigarettes kill half a million Americans per year and are still legal, while politicians and are trying to ban vapor products which have killed ZERO people, is confounding.
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    Why are we subsidizing ANY advertising for ANY commercial products? Of particular concern is that these products were known to be harmful from inception, and are now known to be deadly. If our administration were not disfunctional this would have been taken care of at the policy level long since.
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    No tax deductions for companies that sell dangerous products that hurt people and cost us health care money !
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    It’s not like they are doing philanthropy work. They are distributing products that makes the general public especially the younger generation fall into addiction and lead to life threatening health problems. So why would the government want them to give them Tax deductions only to make things worst.
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    Of course! One JUUL pod contains more nicotine than 26 cigarettes. We should not be giving rewards to companies for poisoning our children.
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    Why would they get deductions? They make enough money they don’t need our tax dollars.
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    Obviously.
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    End corporate welfare
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    Why are vaping or cigarette companies getting tax breaks for anything? We are footing the bill for the illnesses they bring. Nicholas.bradford.mt@gmail.com
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    It's a business expense. Whether right or wrong, let the IRS decide.
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    Why on earth should ANY company get tax stuff for advertising???
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    Stay out of the business of business
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    I don’t understand why e-cigarette & tobacco companies are even allowed to advertise their cancer causing addictive products, but tax breaks for doing so? You’ve got to be kidding. No!
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    Not only should they not be subsidized, they should be taxed extra to help pay for our overpriced healthcare system for selling a product that contributes illness and disease! That has a negative impact on every citizen, even the majority that don’t choose to purchase their crappy products!
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    DECEPTIVE HEADLINE. Advertising is not a tax deduction, it’s a business expense subtracted from gross income. Vape companies should be treated the same as any other business. Don’t buy into the media baloney. VAPING SAVES LIVES. It helped me quit a 30yr addiction. I’ve been nicotine free for over 3 years now.
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    Nobody should get tax breaks for advertising.
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    I want all loopholes closed. Fix the tax codes. Sick of paying for corporations while they pay no tax and put the screws to people with high prices and starvation wages.
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    I did not know this was a thing: That companies receive tax breaks for advertising. Why should corporations be allowed to write off such an expense?
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    Why do companies that cause harm get tax cuts? They should have to pay more for promoting products that cause harm.
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