Republicans use fentanyl crisis to pillory Schumer over Zyn health concerns

Republican senators slammed Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) call to crack down on the Zyn nicotine pouch, saying the possible health concerns dwarf the hazards of fentanyl trafficking at the southern border.

Schumer urged the Federal Trade Commission and Food and Drug Administration over the weekend to investigate the health effects and marketing of the product, which he referred to as a “pouch packed with problems.”

“Today, I’m delivering a warning to parents,” Schumer said on Sunday. “Because these nicotine pouches seem to lock their sights on young kids, teenagers and even lower, and then use the social media to hook ’em.”

Schumer sparked widespread backlash for his proposal from both members of Congress and commenters online, who began making memes and coining the term “Zynsurrection” to make fun of the move.

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