(Seth Weinig/ AP)

(Seth Weinig/ AP)

One of the few issues bridging the historically deadlocked Senate is vaping and the e-cigarette industry. While Red Flag Laws have teetered on the verge of legislative momentum, they seem stalled as e-cig regulation takes the mantle of the bipartisan trophy du jour.

The latest installment of the WBRU/College Reaction poll - which polled 510 respondents on September 24-25th - made the following findings:

WBRU/College Reaction Poll | n=510 respondents | Sep. 24th

• Of those who smoke tobacco, 85% began only after starting e-cigarettes.

• 87% of college students believe the e-cigarette industry should be regulated.

Meanwhile, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) ad Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) have followed the President's blocking to pursue legislation to ban most e-cig flavors other than tobacco, regulate e-cig design standards and prevent the re-filling of e-cig cartridges with tobacco products, according to POLITICO.

Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AL) and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) have also pursued legislation that would ban flavored products.


Data in this report are generated from a poll conducted on Sept. 24th, 2019. A total of 510 panelists participated in the poll.

College Reaction’s polling is conducted using a demographically-representative panel of college students from around the country. The surveys are administered via college e-mail address to ensure current enrollment in a four-year institution. The target population for the general population sample was students currently enrolled in accredited 4-year institutions in the US.

Respondents in this poll were randomly selected from a ~10,000 respondent database, which aims to mirror the broader college demographic from a racial, geographic and political standpoint. Results are weighted to mirror race and gender statistics of the college demographic as defined by the National Center for Education statistics.

College Reaction sends the survey to the randomly-generated sample of students via email. The email asks the respondent to complete the attached survey. Student typically have 24-48 hours to fill out the given survey.


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