The Vapor Technology Association (VTA) announced the launch of a cable news ad buy targeting Sen. Chuck Schumer and his proposed ban on Zyn nicotine pouches. The ad runs this week on FOX News and FOX Business during key programming slots, including “FOX and Friends,” “Kudlow,” and “The Five.”
The ad connects a proposed ban on e-cigarettes with a ban on all less harmful, tobacco-free nicotine products, such as Zyn nicotine pouches. The ad also calls out entrenched bureaucrats at the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), led by Brian King, for repeatedly blocking access for millions to e-cigarettes as harm reduction tools that the science has proven are the most effective product on the market to help people quit smoking cigarettes, according to an emailed press release.
“Sen. Schumer and the FDA are simply wrong: wrong on e-cigarettes, wrong on Zyn, and wrong on the science,” said Tony Abboud, executive director of VTA. “Rather than give adult smokers broader access to a greater number of lower-risk alternatives, the FDA and CTP have instead imposed a de facto ban on e-cigarettes – and Zyn is next.”
The ad states that Schumer’s proposed Zyn ban precisely mimics his attempts to eliminate e-cigarette use nationwide, amounting to an assault on Americans’ personal freedom to choose lower-risk, tobacco-free nicotine products that overwhelming scientific and medical data demonstrates are effective at helping adults quit smoking.