January 11, 2013

Stanton A. Glantz, PhD

e-cigs will not be part of the Golden Globes after all

A few days ago Karen Blumenfeld sent me a press release sent out by e-cigarette company RivoCig saying that it would be distributing e-cigs in the swag bags at the Golden Globes and encouraging people to "vape" at the ceremonies. 

I passed this on to the California Attorney General's office, who contacted the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, sponsor of the Golden Globes.  As a result, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's lawyer sent a cease and desist letter to RivoCig demanding that the company removed all mention of the Golden Globes from its website and press materials. 

RivoCig as complied and the HFPA has certified to the Attorney General that there are no tobacco products or e-cigs in the official goody bags, or that will be distributed by the Assn to attendees.  The AG's office has also asked the HFPA attorneys for confirmation that they will not allow vaping at the Golden Globes.



Nothing should surprise me about the tobacco industry any more. Well done for nipping this blatant drug pushing in the bud, and to the HFPA and the AG's office for responding so promptly.

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