Thursday 23 June 2022 04:23 PM Sean Hannity promises to puff on his e-cig live on-air and risk arrest as FDA ... trends now
On the Wednesday night edition of his Fox News show, Sean Hannity vowed to defy the law and proudly vape his e-cig live on air in a segment discussing a possible FDA ban on Juul products.
Less than 24 hours after the broadcast, the FDA confirmed a ban on Juul products.
Reporter Trace Gallagher told Hannity during the segment: 'Juul has been trying to get on the right side of regulators by limiting its marketing and banning mango, mint, other sweet flavors. The company even suggested a vaping device that can only be unlocked if you’re 21.'
He noted that while Juul has the right to appeal a ban, those appeals can take a long time and are expensive.
That's when Hannity chimed in to say: 'They ban it, and I'll do it live on TV and they can come and arrest me. How's that?;
The ban forbids the sale of Juul products but does not ban personal use of the product.
Hannity's comments were met with laughter from Gallagher as Hannity then pivoted straight to the next segment saying: 'While the Biden FDA wants people to stop vaping, many Democratic-run cities and states, they have no problem decriminalizing even hard drugs, even as overdose deaths are spiking.'
So far, Oregon is the only state where the voters democratically voted to decriminalize small amounts of hard drugs.
Hannity made his comments during a segment with Trace Gallagher discussing the FDA's ban on Juul products
The looming ban was also brought up on Hannity's lead-in show, 'Tonight with Tucker Carlson.' On his show, Carlson argued that the ban on e-cigarettes would lead to weight gain and low testosterone.
The looming ban on Juul e-cigarettes was first reported by the Wall Street Journal. The report does not mention a full ban on all e-cigarettes but rather a ban on Juul products.
The removal of Juul products from shelves could occur as early as this week although the FDA has not confirmed the authenticity of the WSJ report.
The FDA has been analyzing Juul's data for two years and the ban is likely due to the regulating body feeling as though the company is still marketing to America's youth.
Juul applied to the FDA in an attempt to stay on the market and sell their tobacco and menthol flavored products.
During the same show, Hannity took aim at the Biden administration's 'Build Back Better' program calling it more like: 'Settle for less and shut your mouth.'
If Hannity followed through on his pledge, it wouldn't be the first time that the host vaped on his show. In March 2021, Hannity was caught grabbing a quick drag between segments.
When he realized he was on camera, Hannity could be heard saying: 'Uh oh' as he snatched the vape from his mouth.'
Laura Ingraham, whose show comes on after Hannity's, told her colleague after the gaffe: 'It happens to the best of us, Hannity. I mean, those little moments are cute. Those are in the forever reel of the real Hannity. We wanna know you!'
Sean Hannity being caught on camera while vaping in 2021
The Wall Street Journal which first reported the FDA's ban does not mention all e-cigarettes, just Juul products
In May 2017, a similar video leaked showing Hannity puffing on an e-cig during his show. The host wrote on Twitter following that video's release saying that he had