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Opinion/Editorial Alcohol & Tobacco
August 13, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Warren barely scratched the surface on the audacity of unelected and unaccountable executive agency officials who blatantly abuse their positions of power for their own gain.
August 6, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
After banning the sale of flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes and flavoring in e-cigarettes, San Francisco is snuffing out tobacco harm reduction again.
April 22, 2019
By Jeffrey Tucker
It’s a cornerstone of political economy that producers and traders need stable rules.
April 15, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
On March 4, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a statement the vaping community long assumed to be true: mom-and-pop vape shops are not the major culprits selling kids nicotine and tobacco products.
April 11, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Across the nation, lawmakers seem stuck in a tragic game of whack-a-mole. The more they try to reduce youth vaping, the more they increase youth combustible cigarette smoking.
April 10, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Why are lawmakers working so feverishly to limit their access to tobacco harm reduction products like e-cigarettes? The hypocrisy is seemingly endless.
September 12, 2018
By Lindsey Stroud, Gregory Conley
“Although ‘protecting the children’ is a laudable goal, this rhetoric is overused and threatens the millions of smokers who have quit smoking combustible cigarettes by using these products.” - Lindsey Stroud
August 3, 2018
By Lindsey Stroud
Using the tobacco settlement to pay for public employee pensions, while doubling down against safer tobacco products.
July 20, 2018
By Lindsey Stroud
It’s been more than 50 years since the surgeon general issued a report linking smoking to health hazards such as lung cancer and heart disease.
May 16, 2018
By Lindsey Stroud
FDA’s regulation of electronic cigarettes and vaping devices underscore the agency’s unwillingness to promote, or even acknowledge, tobacco harm reduction (THR) products.