October 14, 2020
Testimony before the Phoenix City Council regarding a potential city ordinance that would place a ban on flavored nicotine products and flavored tobacco products in Phoenix.
March 4, 2020
Proposal would increase cigarette taxes to $0.60 per pack, double the other tobacco products tax, and create a new tax on liquid nicotine at $0.066 per milliliter.
February 13, 2020
Proposed legislation would define and license "enhanced vapor products," as well as apply the state's tobacco tax to vaping products.
November 19, 2019
A slew of legislation aim to regulate and ban the sales of flavored e-cigarettes and menthol combustible cigarettes, as well as impose additional taxes on these products.
November 18, 2019
Legislation in the Bay State would ban flavored e-cigarettes, impose an excise tax on such products, as well as capping nicotine levels at 20 milligrams per milliliter.
September 24, 2019
Testimony Before the New Jersey Governor’s Electronic Smoking Device Task Force regarding adult use of electronic cigarettes and vaping devices and solutions to address youth usage while maintaining adult access to such products.
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.
July 15, 2019
Testimony before the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Public Health regarding several proposals which would restrict flavors and nicotine levels, as well as enact a new excise tax on electronic cigarettes and vaping devices.
June 27, 2019
Rather than restricting access to electronic cigarettes with regulations, taxation, and even prohibition, lawmakers should embrace their use as an effective smoking cessation tool.
June 17, 2019
Language in 2020-21 operating budget would apply a 17 percent wholesale tax on e-cigarettes and vaping devices.
June 11, 2019
Proposed legislation would apply differing tax rates to e-cigarette products and require vape shops to be licensed by the state.
May 30, 2019
Proposed legislation in Massachusetts would increase the excise tax on cigarettes by $0.50, double the tax on cigars, and create a 75 percent wholesale tax on electronic cigarettes and vaping devices.
May 17, 2019
Legislation would increwould increase the cigarette tax by $0.25 from $4.25 to $4.50 per pack, increase the tax on cigars by $0.30 to $0.80 per cigar, and create a new 40 percent wholesale tax on e-cigarettes and vaping devices.
May 9, 2019
Proposal would apply a 75 percent wholesale tax on tobacco harm reduction products.
May 8, 2019
Multiple bills would increase cigarette tax by $2, apply a 95 percent wholesale tax to vaping products, and one bill would tax vaping products at two different rates.
April 29, 2019
Proposal would ask voters to consider a cigarette tax increase to $2.59 per pack, and a newly created 62 percent wholesale tax on nicotine products, including e-cigarettes.
April 23, 2019
Proposed bill would apply a 60 percent wholesale tax on e-cigarettes and vaping devices.
April 23, 2019
Proposed legislation would increase the state's excise tax on cigarettes to $3.50 per pack and apply an 81 percent wholesale tax on e-cigarettes and vaping devices.
April 23, 2019
Legislation would increase the excise tax on cigarettes by $1.50 to $3.50 per pack, and apply an 81 percent wholesale tax to e-cigarettes.
April 22, 2019
Legislation would apply a 71 percent floor tax to vaping products.
April 5, 2019
Proposal to increase the state's excise tax on alcohol products would have minimal effect on reducing suicides and domestic violence and would disproportionately impact lower-income persons.
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.
April 4, 2019
Proposed legislation would apply a 36 percent wholesale tax to e-cigarette products, regardless of nicotine content.
March 28, 2019
In this testimony before the Indiana Senate Appropriations Committee, Lindsey Stroud argues against a proposed four cents per milliliter tax on e-cigarettes and vaping devices.
March 26, 2019
Bill would apply a 30 percent excise tax on e-cigarettes and vaping products, as well as requiring retailers to pay a tax on existing inventory by July 1, 2019.
March 22, 2019
Legislation would add a 20 percent special excise tax on cigarette products and apply the state's privilege tax to e-cigarettes and vaping devices.
March 14, 2019
Proposals in the Granite State would apply a 65 percent tax to e-cigarettes and vaping devices.
February 25, 2019
Legislation would apply a 95 percent tax on e-cigarettes and vaping devices.
February 22, 2019
Proposal would increase the tax on beer by 345 percent, the tax on wine not from farm wineries by 1,032 percent, and the tax on distilled spirits by 227 percent in an effort to provide property tax relief.
February 22, 2019
Legislation aims to apply a 35 percent wholesale tax to electronic cigarettes.
February 21, 2019
Proposal to increase the state's tobacco tax and create a vaping tax disproportionately impacts lower income Nebraskans and is a disservice to public health,
February 20, 2019
Proposal to add a 68 percent tax to vaping products is a disservice to tobacco harm reduction.
February 19, 2019
Less than 10 percent of revenue generated by tax will go toward tobacco prevention and education.
February 15, 2019
Proposed increase in the excise tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products is regressive, fosters black markets and negatively impacts the public health gains tobacco harm reduction products provide.
February 5, 2019
A 92 percent wholesale tax on electronic cigarettes and vaping devices will greatly hurt tobacco harm reduction efforts in Vermont.
January 30, 2019
Testimony before the Colorado House Health & Insurance Committee regarding the issue of local governments regulating tobacco and nicotine products.
January 18, 2019
Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel says barns rented for weddings and other events require liquor licenses.
December 22, 2018
'Wedding Barn' Rentals Require Liquor Licenses
September 20, 2018
In this Research & Commentary, Lindsey Stroud argues the merits to a proposal to replace New Jersey's current tax on liquid nicotine in e-cigarettes.