Voices of Vapers: Public Health Activists’ Fearmongering Campaigns Threaten Tobacco Harm Reduction (Guest: Michelle Minton)
CEI senior fellow Michelle Minton joins the podcast to discuss her work on tobacco harm reduction, her latest policy analysis ‘Fear Profiteers’ and public health activists’ role in snuffing out tobacco harm reduction products.
In this episode of Voices of Vapers, Michelle Minton, senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) joins The Heartland Institute’s state government relations manager Lindsey Stroud to discuss her expertise and work at CEI. Michelle specializes in consumer policy covering regulatory issues that include gambling, tobacco harm reduction, cannabis legalization, alcohol and nutrition. She is the author of numerous studies and her analyses have been published and cited in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and USA Today, as well as frequent guest in the news media. Michelle discusses her role on tobacco harm reduction policy, her recent CEI Policy Analysis Fear Profiteers: How E-Cigarette Panic Benefits Public Health Activists, the problem with the data surrounding the “youth vaping epidemic,” and how fearmongering campaigns and unjustified alarmism threatens current smokers from truly understanding and finding usefulness in tobacco harm reduction products.