Vaping: How Government Regulation Can Kill Innovation
Dr. Brad Rodu of the University of Louisville and Pamela Gorman of SFATA discuss the current status of vaping policy, and how this tobacco-cessation miracle is in jeopardy because of mindless, unscientific government action.
E-cigarettes are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to traditional combustible cigarettes. Many countries around the world are recommending these vapor products as a tobacco harm reduction solution … while the United States government and local authorities have been trying to regulate these products out of existence.
In 2015, Public Health England encouraged policymakers to promote the use of these products as smoking-cessation devices, pointing to the fact the chemicals found in e-cigarettes are “95 percent less harmful than cigarettes.”
If e-cigarettes are less harmful, why do some want to regulate the products out of existence? Join Gorman and Rodu for a discussion about what vaping is and how we can stop government from further controlling our lives.
READ the 2017 booklet written by Dr. Rodu titled "Vaping, E-Cigarettes, and Public Policy Toward Alternatives to Smoking," and watch the presentation by Dr. Rodu and Ms. Gorman at the video player in the right side bar, or on YouTube.
Dr. Brad RoduSenior Fellow, The Heartland InstituteBrad Rodu is a senior fellow of The Heartland Institute and holds the Endowed Chair in Tobacco Harm Reduction Research at the University of Louisville’s James Graham Brown Cancer Center.
Pamela GormanExecutive Director, Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA)Pamela Gorman is the Executive Director of SFATA, the Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association. She is also a former Director of Government Relations for NJOY, Inc., and a former state representative and state senator in Arizona.