Opinion/Editorial Alcohol & Tobacco
April 15, 2019
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
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
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
PRESS RELEASE: Heartland Institute Experts React to FDA Threatening E-Cig Producers Over Teen Vaping
“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
Using the tobacco settlement to pay for public employee pensions, while doubling down against safer tobacco products.
July 20, 2018
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
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
Voters in South Dakota may soon be considering a new proposal to dramatically increase the state’s tobacco tax.
June 22, 2017
PRESS RELEASE: Heartland Institute Experts Comment on New York Bill to Ban Vaping Where Smoking Is Banned
"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
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.