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The vaping community should take up smoking baloney.

Or as Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) called the traditional mid-day meal: “bologna.”

Perhaps an upstart, enterprising vaping company should take Durbin at his word and develop a line of “adult food” e-liquids, such as eggs and bacon for breakfast, “bologna” sandwich for lunch and steak and potatoes for dinner. Of course, separate lines of vegan and vegetarian would be available.

Maybe the menu would prove to Durbin that the vaping community, including favorite dartboard JUUL Labs, is serious about helping combat the persistent problem of minors gaining access to the vaping products.

Would serving a ribs and corn-on-cob e-flavor satisfy the politicians’ appetite for further industry bans and restrictions?

For certain, Durbin’s crusade against the vaping industry continues.

His reasoning is becoming a bit complexing, though.

Listen to his recent comment on vaping companies not doing enough to create a responsible culture and keep the products out of the hands of teens, who happen to be a major market.

In a video clip released by abc7chicago.com, Durbin said: “When the people who make these products, like JUUL, insist this is just for adults to quit smoking tobacco products  — Bologna, you wouldn’t be pedaling these flavors to adults.”

Bologna?

Picture this scenario:

Two long-time buddies are chill-axing.

One says to another:

“Hey, dude, wanna rip this ‘Bologna?’”

A confused glance is returned.

“Naw, that’s OK.”

Dick Durbin also is spearheading the SAFE Kids Act, a bill intended to restrict e-liquid flavors and absolutely ax cigar flavors. It’s also designed to create tougher safeguards against illegal purchases by minors.

Like many, Durbin says the industry’s major players are not doing enough responsible marketing.

To that, they say: “bologna.”

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