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Alcohol & Tobacco
November 12, 2019
Testimony before the Albany County Legislature
Testimony before the Albany County Legislature regarding banning sales of electronic cigarettes and flavored tobacco products including menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars.
Alcohol & Tobacco
November 12, 2019
Research & Commentary: Latest CDC Reports Link Vitamin E to Vaping Lung Illnesses
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found vitamin E acetate in all 29 samples from patients with vaping-related lung injuries in 10 different states.
Alcohol & Tobacco
November 7, 2019
Research & Commentary: New York City Menthol Ban Would Create Black Markets, Not Reduce Smoking Rates
Lawmakers in New York City are seeking to ban the sale of menthol cigarettes.
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Health Care
November 6, 2019
Tennessee Draft of Medicaid Block Grant Proposal
Tennessee is proposing to convert the federal share of its Medicaid funding into a block grant. This is the draft proposal, "Amendment 42" of the TennCare II Demonstration
Alcohol & Tobacco
November 5, 2019
Research & Commentary: Illinois Flavor Ban Unlikely to Reduce Hospitalizations, Youth Use, Disregards Harm Reduction
The legislation would ban all flavors, including menthol, and target all tobacco products, including combustible cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and smokeless tobacco.
Health Care
October 26, 2019
A Framework for Personalized, Affordable Health Care
This report outlines the Republican Study Committee's plan to make health insurance more affordable and health care more responsive to consumers.

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Regulation
November 12, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud, Aaron D. Stover
Testimony before the Albany County Legislature regarding banning sales of electronic cigarettes and flavored tobacco products including menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars.
November 12, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found vitamin E acetate in all 29 samples from patients with vaping-related lung injuries in 10 different states.
November 7, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Lawmakers in New York City are seeking to ban the sale of menthol cigarettes.
November 6, 2019
Tennessee is proposing to convert the federal share of its Medicaid funding into a block grant. This is the draft proposal, "Amendment 42" of the TennCare II Demonstration
November 5, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
The legislation would ban all flavors, including menthol, and target all tobacco products, including combustible cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and smokeless tobacco.
October 26, 2019
This report outlines the Republican Study Committee's plan to make health insurance more affordable and health care more responsive to consumers.
October 25, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
o The Tennessee Department of Health is only reporting hospitalizations due to “e-cigarette use or vaping,” despite the CDC and other state health departments finding a majority of patients with lung illnesses recently vaped illegal THC-containing devices
October 22, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Proposed law would prohibit the sale and distribution of flavored electronic cigarettes and vaping devices.
October 21, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
CDC finds 78 percent of patients with vaping-related lung illnesses reported using devices containing THC.
October 21, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Massachusetts should move to require convictions in order to seize forfeited property and divert forfeited proceeds to programs including rehabilitation, medication-assisted treatment and drug courts to address rising costs of the opioid epidemic.