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In the Tank Podcast, Ep 293: Facebook’s Trump Ban, FDA’s Menthol Ban, and the Nanny State
1:02:12
May 6, 2021
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Cameron Sholty, and Chris Talgo present episode 293 of the In the Tank Podcast. The ITT crew revisits the topic of anti-conservative censorship on social media in light of the recent news of Facebook’s decision to continue to ban President Donald Trump. Afterwards, they discuss the recently announced ban on menthol cigarettes and why the government is allowed to act as a “nanny state.” ITTe245 - John Samples Interview https://youtu.be/LnmnlPn0p4M SOCIAL MEDIA BIAS Facebook Oversight Board Upholds Trump Ban, Calls for Further ‘Reexamination’ to Determine Final Penalty https://www.nationalreview.com/news/facebook-upholds-trump-ban-calls-for-further-reexamination-to-determine-final-penalty/ FB Oversight Board – Case decision 2021-001-FB-FBR https://oversightboard.com/decision/FB-691QAMHJ/ MENTHOL BAN / NANNY STATE Heartland Institute – Policy Tip Sheet: Tobacco Harm Reduction 101: Menthol Bans https://www.heartland.org/publications-resources/publications/policy-tip-sheet-tobacco-harm-reduction-101-menthol-bans Cato – Are Prohibitionists About to Revisit the Law of Unintended Consequences - This Time With Tobacco? https://www.cato.org/blog/are-prohibitionists-about-revisit-law-unintended-consequences-time-tobacco FEE – Why Is the Nanny State so Popular? https://fee.org/articles/why-is-the-nanny-state-so-popular/ Gov.uk – New obesity strategy unveiled as country urged to lose weight to beat coronavirus and protect the NHS https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-obesity-strategy-unveiled-as-country-urged-to-lose-weight-to-beat-coronavirus-covid-19-and-protect-the-nhs

1:02:12
May 6, 2021
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Cameron Sholty, and Chris Talgo present episode 293 of the In the Tank Podcast. The ITT crew revisits the topic of anti-conservative censorship on social media in light of the recent news of Facebook’s decision to continue to ban President Donald Trump. Afterwards, they discuss the recently announced ban on menthol cigarettes and why the government is allowed to act as a “nanny state.” ITTe245 - John Samples Interview https://youtu.be/LnmnlPn0p4M SOCIAL MEDIA BIAS Facebook Oversight Board Upholds Trump Ban, Calls for Further ‘Reexamination’ to Determine Final Penalty https://www.nationalreview.com/news/facebook-upholds-trump-ban-calls-for-further-reexamination-to-determine-final-penalty/ FB Oversight Board – Case decision 2021-001-FB-FBR https://oversightboard.com/decision/FB-691QAMHJ/ MENTHOL BAN / NANNY STATE Heartland Institute – Policy Tip Sheet: Tobacco Harm Reduction 101: Menthol Bans https://www.heartland.org/publications-resources/publications/policy-tip-sheet-tobacco-harm-reduction-101-menthol-bans Cato – Are Prohibitionists About to Revisit the Law of Unintended Consequences - This Time With Tobacco? https://www.cato.org/blog/are-prohibitionists-about-revisit-law-unintended-consequences-time-tobacco FEE – Why Is the Nanny State so Popular? https://fee.org/articles/why-is-the-nanny-state-so-popular/ Gov.uk – New obesity strategy unveiled as country urged to lose weight to beat coronavirus and protect the NHS https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-obesity-strategy-unveiled-as-country-urged-to-lose-weight-to-beat-coronavirus-covid-19-and-protect-the-nhs
 
22:17
November 2, 2020
Christina Herrin, government relations manager of health policy, discusses the impacts of government bans on menthol cigarettes with Leonard Robinson of Consumers Research. As states look to ban menthol in cigarettes, opponents on both sides of the political spectrum have begun to speak up. More government regulation doesn't necessarily equate to more public safety, but often results in the eruption of a black market making individuals less safe. Read more: https://consumersresearch.org/as-more-states-ban-menthol-cigarettes-activists-push-for-nation-wide-ban/
 
29:47
August 26, 2019
https://www.RegProject.org | In this Fourth Branch video, legal and healthcare experts debate how federal and state agencies should approach the regulation of e-cigarettes. Should vaping be encouraged as a harm-reduction strategy, with the aim of reducing cigarette-related deaths, or should regulators seek to restrict the availability of e-cigarettes, with the aim of preventing nicotine addiction? This video explores these questions and more. Visit our website – https://www.RegProject.org – to learn more, view all of our content, and connect with us on social media. A Fourth Branch video in association with Motivo Media (https://motivo.me/). * * * * * As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speakers. Differing Views: "Let’s not overreact about e-cigarettes" https://washingtonpost.com/opinions/lets-not-overreact-about-e-cigarettes/2018/11/15/3ce22320-e82f-11e8-bbdb-72fdbf9d4fed_story.html?noredirect=on "He went from hiking enthusiast to 'on death’s door' within days. Doctors blamed vaping." https://beta.washingtonpost.com/health/one-mans-near-death-experience-with-vaping-related-lung-failure/2019/08/24/ca8ce42c-c5b4-11e9-9986-1fb3e4397be4_story.html "Vaping Is Harm Reduction" https://www.wsj.com/articles/vaping-is-harm-reduction-11550100727 "When your child vapes, what's a parent to do?" https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/11/health/parents-kids-vaping-ecigarettes/index.html
 
5:52
May 25, 2018
There is no debating it, smoking cigarettes is a terrible health decision. Yet, the United States government wants cigarette smokers to continue. Why do they want people to keep smoking, and how can e-cigarettes save lives?
 
6:01
January 18, 2018
The morality of regulating electronic cigarettes is covered in this Flash of Freedom.
 
6:25:34
March 16, 2017
Dr. Brad Rodu of the University of Louisville and Pamela Gorman of SFATA discuss vaping from a scientific and industry perspective.
 
7:29:34
April 21, 2016
E-cigarettes are becoming increasingly popular. What impact do the new “vaping wars” have on science, public policy, business, and jobs? Join Brian Fotjik for a discussion on vaping and how the government is playing a huge role in it. Shouldn’t it be your choice? If e-cigarettes are not harmful, why can’t they be used in public? Fojtik has served in both policy and political positions in various states including working for a U.S. senator, governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state senator, and state representative. He worked as director of government relations with a major consumer products company from 1996 to 2009 and currently serves as president of Brownstone Communications in greater Chicago. He received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his J.D. from Loyola University of Chicago.