Companies such as Pfizer and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries make smoking cessation products like nicotine gum and patches, which directly compete with e-cigarettes to get smokers off tobacco.

Seven Democrats who signed the following congratulatory letter to the FDA have raked in substantial sums from these organizations’ PACs, lobbyists and employees:

“We commend the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for finalizing the deeming rule that extends FDA regulatory authority to include all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars, and pipe tobacco, to protect the public’s health—and especially the health of the youngest Americans—from the harmful effects of tobacco,” the senators wrote.

If you think these regulations are not fueled by money and government corruption, have a look at these figures…

Pfizer: $12,300, 2009-2012

$24,300, 2009-2014

$28,500, 2011-2016

Total: $65,100

Pfizer: $12,000, 2005-2010

$33,250, 2007-2012

$38,250, 2009-2014

$35,750, 2011-2016

Total: $119,250

Pfizer: $45,298, 2009-2010

$76,048, 2009-2012

$72,800, 2009-2014

$44,500, 2011-2016

Total: $238,646

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries: $12,500, 2005-2010

$14,500, 2007-2012

$18,450, 2009-2014

$15,750, 2011-2016

Pfizer: $15,000

Total: $76,200

CVS Health: $55,250, 2007-2012

$43,250, 2009-2014

$39,200, 2011-2016

Total: $137,700

Pfizer: $16,000, 2009-2014

Total: $16,000

CVS Health: $20,500, 2005 -2010

$27,050, 2007-2012

$33,050, 2009-2014

$28,050, 2011-2016

Pfizer: $10,000, 2011-2016

Total: $118,650

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