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Opinion/Editorial Alcohol & Tobacco
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.
September 19, 2017
By Matthew Glans
Voters in South Dakota may soon be considering a new proposal to dramatically increase the state’s tobacco tax.
June 22, 2017
By Matthew Glans, Jeff Stier, John Dale Dunn
"Treating e-cigarettes like cigarettes can’t possibly lower exposure to secondhand smoke, because there is no secondhand smoke from e-cigarettes." - Jeff Stier
September 19, 2016
By Seton Motley
Governments everywhere decades ago launched the War on Tobacco. Which they tell us is to protect us from ourselves. What it really is about - is more government control, and more government tax money.