U.S. let's get the PACT bill passed by congress and then signed into law..

       Our Children Our Future
January 19, 2009 - The federal Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act bill (PACT) prohibits the United States Postal Service from delivering tobacco products. UPS, FedEX and DHL have signed agreements with state attorneys general that they will not deliver tobacco products — but not the Postal Service - so far.

On Thursday, January 14th advances in public health suffered a defeat when Judge Richard J. Leon of Federal District Court in Washington ordered the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to stop blocking the importation of electronic cigarettes from China and indicated that the devices should be regulated as tobacco products rather than drug or medical devices. Obviously this judge was not primed properly - surely it's the FDA's responsibility to protect citizens from products that are inherently unsafe or that make claims of effectiveness that cannot be substantiated. Nicotine alone is an extremely toxic poison that is also sold commercially in the form of a pesticide. (E-cigarettes usually come in various nicotine strengths and in various flavors such as mint, almond, chocolate, cherry, regular, menthol, apple and strawberry.) As stated by President Diana Zuckerman of the National Research Center for Women & Families: This is a misguided and mind-boggling decision by the court. Nicotine is an addictive drug, and therefore e-cigarettes are a drug delivery system." This preliminary injunction must be overturned as quickly as possible. (UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: SMOKING EVERYWHERE, INC., Plaintiff and SOTTERA, INC., d/b/a NJOY, Intervenor-Plaintiff v. U.S. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, et al.

The PACT act legislation has bipartisan support and should not encounter any problem in becoming law.

Protect Our Children - Make it illegal to use the U.S. Postal Service to deliver any form of tobacco product..

H.R. 1676, the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act (the PACT Act) of 2009, was passed 397-11 by the House of Representatives on Thursday, 5/21/2009. On November 19th the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved legislation and placed on the Senate calendar (Calendar No. 216) under General Orders.

Bill just needs the priority to come before the Senate to be discussed and then voted upon.

Sponsors: Sen. Herbert Kohl [D-WI]; Co-sponsors: Evan Bayh [D-IN], Robert Casey [D-PA], John Cornyn [R-TX], Richard Durbin [D-IL], Michael Enzi [R-WY], Dianne Feinstein [D-CA], Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY], Thomas Harkin [D-IA], Orrin Hatch [R-UT], John Kerry [D-MA], Amy Klobuchar [D-MN], Patrick Leahy [D-VT.

U.S. PACT (PREVENT ALL CIGARETTE TRAFFICKING ACT OF 2009) - This legislation is extremely important, it will effectively end Internet and telephone tobacco sales by stopping shipments of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco.

Some PACT related news briefs:
NY State - Seneca Indians - lobbying against the PACT act.;
U.S. - Senate Judiciary Committee Approves PACT ACT..;
U.S. - Senate Committee scheduled to vote on PACT..;
Web-Based Companies must stop selling flavored cigarettes..;
Internet, Flavors everywhere - snuff being marketed to kids as hip, cool and healthy..;
U.S. customs officials bar imports bearing the Philip Morris USA trademark..;
Let's Get It Passed - Prevent All Tobacco Trafficking Act of 2009..;
U.S - PACT legislation passed by House..;
U.S. - PACT Legislation to be considered by House this month..;
We must get the United States Postal Service (USPS) out of the tobacco delivery business..;
PACT Legislation now in the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee..;
U.S. House Passes Bill to Prevent Tobacco Delivery By Mail..;
We must get the United States Postal Service (USPS) out of the tobacco delivery business..
Protect Our Children - Make it illegal to use the U.S. Postal Service to deliver any form of tobacco product...