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Jeff Stier: The Government's Misguided War on E-Cigarettes

October 3, 2016

Lindsey Stroud and Jesse Hathaway speak with Jeff Stier about the government's misguided war on e-cigarettes and electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS).

In this episode of the weekly Budget & Tax News podcast, research fellow and managing editor Jesse Hathaway is joined by Heartland Institute government relations coordinator Lindsey Stroud and National Center for Public Policy Research senior fellow Jeff Stier, to talk about the federal government’s misguided war on e-cigarettes and electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS).

Stier explains how recent e-cigarette regulations issued by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), a federal agency tasked with safeguarding public health, actually make the public’s health worse, by making it more difficult for people to quit smoking tobacco or use less harmful alternatives to tobacco.

Stier says a federal lawsuit, scheduled to begin in October, will challenge FDA’s regulations, and will also hopefully raise awareness among consumers about how the government’s overall war on consumer choice harms them, even if they do not use tobacco or e-cigarette themselves.

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Work from Heartland Institute staff. @@heartlandinst
Jesse Hathaway is a policy advisor for budget and tax issues at The Heartland Institute. @JesseinOH
Jeff Stier is a Senior Fellow at the Consumer Choice Center. He is also a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute. @jeffastier