Alcohol & Tobacco
November 26, 2019
Research & Commentary: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Find Over 80 Percent of Vaping-Related Illnesses Attributable to THC
83% of patients reported using THC-containing vaping devices, similar to findings in numerous state health departments including California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Minnesota, Oregon, and Utah.
November 21, 2019
Testimony before the Suffolk County Legislature Health Committee regarding a proposed ban on flavored e-cigarettes
Proposal would ban sales of all flavored electronic cigarettes and vaping devices in Suffolk County, New York.
November 19, 2019
Research & Commentary: New Jersey Bills Undermine Tobacco Harm Reduction, Will Create Unintended Consequences
A slew of legislation aim to regulate and ban the sales of flavored e-cigarettes and menthol combustible cigarettes, as well as impose additional taxes on these products.
November 18, 2019
Legislation in the Bay State would ban flavored e-cigarettes, impose an excise tax on such products, as well as capping nicotine levels at 20 milligrams per milliliter.
November 12, 2019
Testimony before the Albany County Legislature regarding banning sales of electronic cigarettes and flavored tobacco products including menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars.
November 12, 2019
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found vitamin E acetate in all 29 samples from patients with vaping-related lung injuries in 10 different states.
November 7, 2019
Research & Commentary: New York City Menthol Ban Would Create Black Markets, Not Reduce Smoking Rates
Lawmakers in New York City are seeking to ban the sale of menthol cigarettes.
November 5, 2019
Research & Commentary: Illinois Flavor Ban Unlikely to Reduce Hospitalizations, Youth Use, Disregards Harm Reduction
The legislation would ban all flavors, including menthol, and target all tobacco products, including combustible cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and smokeless tobacco.
October 25, 2019
Research & Commentary: Tennessee Department of Health Lacks Transparency on Vaping-Related Lung Illnesses
o The Tennessee Department of Health is only reporting hospitalizations due to “e-cigarette use or vaping,” despite the CDC and other state health departments finding a majority of patients with lung illnesses recently vaped illegal THC-containing devices
October 22, 2019
Research & Commentary: Flavor Ban in Westchester, NY Unlikely to Impact Youth Vaping, Hospitalizations, Will Vaporize Harm Reduction
Proposed law would prohibit the sale and distribution of flavored electronic cigarettes and vaping devices.
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