It was supposed to be a joke - a skit during the Golden Globes telecast showing actress Julia Louis Dreyfus puffing on a vaporized e-cigarette. In the skit, hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler poked fun at Dreyfus, who was then shown looking very cool, in sunglasses, with e-cigarette in hand.
Some members of Congress, however, are not laughing, CBS News' Jan Crawford reports. They accuse the Golden Globes, which also showed actor Leonardo DiCaprio puffing on an e-cigarette during the broadcast, of glamorizing smoking.
You're killing the next generation of fans in your movies, Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., said on the Senate floor.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., was one of them. He said e-cigarettes are a gateway to smoking.
There's a reason that Big Tobacco companies are buying the e-cigarette manufacturers, and that is they see a way to induce young people, he said.
Jason Healy, president of the company that made the e-cigarette Dreyfus was smoking, said the accusations are unsupported and not founded in fact.
It's like saying energy drinks are a gateway to meth, he said.