Sending Office: Honorable Raja Krishnamoorthi
Sent By:
Grace.Carmichael@mail.house.gov

Supporting Organizations: Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, American Lung Association, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, Respiratory Health Association, Truth Initiative,
PAVe (Parents Against Vaping E-cigarettes)

Dear Colleague,

We invite you to join the newly formed bipartisan Congressional Caucus to End the Youth Vaping Epidemic. As you may be aware, youth e-cigarette use and “vaping” has skyrocketed in just the last year. In fact, in 2018, vaping and e-cigarette use by middle
schoolers and high schoolers increased by approximately 50% and 80% respectively. Teens account for about one-third of all U.S. e-cigarette users, and nicotine use brings alarming detrimental health issues for adolescents. Due to an adolescent brain not being
fully developed until age 25, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that nicotine use can harm parts of the brain that controls attention, learning, mood, and impulse control.

Further, health officials in various states as well as the CDC have
urged
people to stop using e-cigarettes and other vaping products as they continue to investigate the deaths, hospitalization, and mysterious vaping-related illnesses of numerous teens and young adults.

As Members of Congress, it is our responsibility to preserve the health and safety of our constituents, and particularly that of our youth. This caucus will serve as a forum in Congress to discuss needed solutions to better protect American youth from the
dangers of vaping and nicotine addiction. 

We plan to launch this new caucus on September 19th and will be notifying the public of our membership. If you wish to be listed as an original member, please contact
grace.carmichael@mail.house.gov in Rep. Krishnamoorthi’s office, or
deena.tauster@mail.house.gov in Rep. King’s office by Wednesday, September 18th at noon. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions about the caucus.

Sincerely

Raja Krishnamoorthi                                                                                       Peter King

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