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July 26, 2016
GOP Issues Blueprint for Tax Reform
House Republicans—led by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Rep.
Alcohol & Tobacco
February 5, 2018
Indiana Legislator Proposes Repealing ‘Smokers’ Bill of Rights’
A bill pending in the Indiana state Senate Committee on Pensions and Labor would allow private employers to terminate employees for using cigarettes and tobacco products during their free time.
Alcohol & Tobacco
January 25, 2018
PRESS RELEASE: Heartland Institute Experts React to FDA’s Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee’s Rejection of Philip Morris’ IQOS Modified Risk Claim
“Hopefully, the FDA will look at the evidence from around the world that shows that encouraging and allowing companies to honestly market their less harmful products is good for public health.” - John Nothdurft
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Alcohol & Tobacco
January 9, 2018
Beer Regulation Reform Bill on Tap in Maryland
Maryland lawmakers are considering a bill by Comptroller Peter Franchot that would repeal some of the state’s regulations on craft beer breweries.
Taxes
September 19, 2017
Why ‘Sin’ Taxes Fail
Voters in South Dakota may soon be considering a new proposal to dramatically increase the state’s tobacco tax.
Alcohol & Tobacco
September 14, 2017
Rhode Island Senate Committee Ignores E-Cig Bill
The Rhode Island Senate Committee on Health and Human Services met in September without considering a bill to add e-cigarettes to the state’s tobacco ban.

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Alcohol & Tobacco
February 5, 2018
By Jeff Reynolds
A bill pending in the Indiana state Senate Committee on Pensions and Labor would allow private employers to terminate employees for using cigarettes and tobacco products during their free time.
January 25, 2018
By John Nothdurft, Jeff Stier, Gregory Conley
“Hopefully, the FDA will look at the evidence from around the world that shows that encouraging and allowing companies to honestly market their less harmful products is good for public health.” - John Nothdurft
January 9, 2018
By Andrea Dillon
Maryland lawmakers are considering a bill by Comptroller Peter Franchot that would repeal some of the state’s regulations on craft beer breweries.
September 19, 2017
By Matthew Glans
Voters in South Dakota may soon be considering a new proposal to dramatically increase the state’s tobacco tax.
September 14, 2017
By Brandi Wielgopolski
The Rhode Island Senate Committee on Health and Human Services met in September without considering a bill to add e-cigarettes to the state’s tobacco ban.
August 22, 2017
By S.M. Chavey
Alabama’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (ABC), a government agency with the stated mission of maintaining “rigorous control” of the distribution and licensing of alcoholic beverages in the state, reversed a ban on restaurants’ margarita sales.
July 27, 2017
By Leo Pusateri
A new law will allow Oklahoma voters to vote to roll back local government restrictions preventing sales of wine and liquor on Sundays.
June 22, 2017
By Matthew Glans, Jeff Stier, John Dale Dunn
"Treating e-cigarettes like cigarettes can’t possibly lower exposure to secondhand smoke, because there is no secondhand smoke from e-cigarettes." - Jeff Stier
June 9, 2017
By Jeff Reynolds
A lawsuit challenging a 2016 decision by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanding its power has been delayed again.
June 9, 2017
By Kimberly Morin
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved four bills to reduce restrictions on alcohol and liquor sales.