July 26, 2019
"Tobacco Harm Reduction 101: A Guidebook for Policymakers" provides information to help lawmakers understand the tremendous health (and economic) advantages e-cigarettes provide.
July 23, 2019
This policy booklet aims to inform key stakeholders, including policymakers, about THR products, specifically e-cigarettes and vaping devices, while debunking many of the myths associated with e-cigarettes.
May 16, 2019
Language added to the 2020-2021 Ohio operating budget would define e-cigarettes and vaping devices as tobacco products, as well as increasing the purchasing age of all tobacco products to 21.
May 1, 2019
Data from state and local-level surveys of high school and middle school students in Hawaii and Massachusetts find e-cigarette use increased after laws restricting tobacco products to 21 were put in place.
April 4, 2019
State Government Relations Manager Lindsey Stroud examines the effects of Pennsylvania's 40 percent wholesale tax on youth e-cigarette use, finding youth use increased in the year following the tax.
March 6, 2019
Legislation restricting access to vaping products, yet not combustible cigarettes, is a disservice to public health.
February 27, 2019
State Government Relations Manager Arianna Wilkerson submitted testimony to the House Economic Matters Committee, arguing against a proposal to raise the tobacco and vaping purchasing age to 21.
February 8, 2019
West Virginia spent $0 from tobacco settlement payments and taxes in 2018 to fund cessation efforts, rather than restrict access to adults, lawmaker should reform how they currently spend tobacco revenues.
February 5, 2019
Testimony before the Illinois Senate Public Health Committee regarding a proposal to increase the age to purchase and possess tobacco and vaping products.
January 30, 2019
Testimony before the Colorado House Health & Insurance Committee regarding the issue of local governments regulating tobacco and nicotine products.
January 24, 2019
Commentary on a proposal in Virginia to raise the age to possess and purchase tobacco and vapor products from 18 to 21 years of age.
January 23, 2019
In this Research & Commentary, State Government Relations Manager Lindsey Stroud argues against a proposal to increase the age to purchase and possess tobacco and vapor products from 18 to 21 years of age.
January 18, 2019
Testimony by State Government Relation Manager Lindsey Stroud regarding a Washington state proposal to increase the tobacco and vapor product purchase and possession age from 18 to 21 years of age.
June 11, 2018
The city of Minneapolis has enacted an ordinance increasing the minimum legal age for purchasing cigarettes and other tobacco products.
March 26, 2018
In this Research & Commentary, Lindsey Stroud argues against a proposal in Connecticut to increase the smoking age to 21.
March 14, 2018
In this Research & Commentary, Lindsey Stroud argues against a proposal in Minnesota to increase the smoking age to 21.
March 9, 2018
The Alabama state House Judiciary Committee is considering a bill that would increase the minimum age for individuals legally to purchase and use tobacco products and e-cigarettes.
February 26, 2018
In this Research & Commentary, Lindsey Stroud argues against a proposal in Arizona to increase the smoking age to 21.
February 21, 2018
In this Research & Commentary, Lindsey Stroud argues against a proposal in the Yellohammer State to increase the smoking age from 19 to 21.
February 8, 2018
Heartland's State Government Relations Manager Lindsey Stroud examines a proposal in Illinois to increase the purchasing age of tobacco and vaping product to 21.
February 6, 2018
In this testimony before the Illinois Public Health Committee, Lindsey Stroud argues against the proposal to increase the smoking age from 18 to 21.
January 29, 2018
In this testimony before the Indiana Public Health Committee Lindsey Stroud argues against the proposal to increase the smoking age from 18 to 21.
December 6, 2017
In this Research & Commentary, Lindsey Stroud considers local and state initiatives to increase the tobacco purchasing age from 18 to 21, and how policies are including electronic nicotine delivery systems, or e-cigarettes in these measures.
February 20, 2017
Policymakers should be mindful of the extensive research that supports tobacco harm reduction and understand that bans, excessive regulations, or high taxes on e-cigarettes could encourage smokers to stay with more-harmful traditional cigarettes.
January 8, 2016
Study examining the prevalence of current (past 30 day) e-cigarette use in large sample of adolescents in Hong Kong.
November 1, 1998
Text of the Master Settlement Agreement