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Alcohol & Tobacco
October 10, 2019
Research & Commentary: Oregon’s Misguided Flavor Ban Is Disservice to Public Health, Unlikely to Reduce Recent Hospitalizations
Two state agencies in Oregon are currently determining rules to enforce a temporary ban on the sale of flavored vaping products.
Alcohol & Tobacco
October 10, 2019
Research & Commentary: Gov. Inslee’s Proposed Flavor Ban Will Vaporize Tobacco Harm Reduction in Washington State
Washington state's ban on flavored vaping products goes into effect October 10 and will close down numerous small businesses.
Alcohol & Tobacco
October 9, 2019
Research & Commentary: Updated CDC Report on Vaping-Related Hospitalizations Finds Nearly 80 Percent Linked to THC Products
In an updated report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found 78 percent of patients involved in recent vaping-related hospitalizations had used devices containing THC.
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Alcohol & Tobacco
October 9, 2019
Research & Commentary: Misguided Massachusetts Vaping Ban is a Wet Blanket on Tobacco Harm Reduction
In 2019, Massachusetts only spent 0.004 percent of tobacco moneys, including settlement payments and taxes, on tobacco control programs.
Alcohol & Tobacco
October 7, 2019
Research & Commentary: Flavor Ban Unlikely to Reduce Youth E-Cigarette Use, Does Not Address Recent Hospitalizations, and Will Vaporize Small Businesses in New York
New York's flavor ban has the potential to eliminate a $1 billion industry in the Empire State.
Alcohol & Tobacco
October 7, 2019
Research & Commentary: Rhode Island’s Flavor Ban Unlikely to Impact Vaping Hospitalizations as More States Link Illnesses to THC Products
Rhode Island's temporary 120-day ban on flavored e-cigarettes will shut down small businesses and restrict adult access to tobacco harm reduction products.

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Alcohol & Tobacco
October 10, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Two state agencies in Oregon are currently determining rules to enforce a temporary ban on the sale of flavored vaping products.
October 10, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Washington state's ban on flavored vaping products goes into effect October 10 and will close down numerous small businesses.
October 9, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
In an updated report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found 78 percent of patients involved in recent vaping-related hospitalizations had used devices containing THC.
October 9, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
In 2019, Massachusetts only spent 0.004 percent of tobacco moneys, including settlement payments and taxes, on tobacco control programs.
October 7, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
New York's flavor ban has the potential to eliminate a $1 billion industry in the Empire State.
October 7, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Rhode Island's temporary 120-day ban on flavored e-cigarettes will shut down small businesses and restrict adult access to tobacco harm reduction products.
September 30, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's latest Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report finds nearly 77 percent of vaping-related hospitalizations are due to the use of THC products.
September 24, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
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.
September 24, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Health departments in Connecticut and Utah have joined Minnesota, Oregon, and Wisconsin in linking vaping hospitalizations and deaths to THC-products.
September 23, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Testimony Before the Illinois House Mental Health Committee regarding proposals to address the youth vaping crisis in Illinois.
September 12, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Testimony before the Michigan House Oversight Committee regarding Gov. Whitmer's proposal to ban flavors in electronic cigarettes and vaping devices and how such bans are ineffective and likely to lead to black markets.
September 10, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Recent proposal would ban flavors, not including menthol and tobacco, from all tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes and vaping devices.
September 10, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's proposal to ban sales of flavored e-cigarettes is unlikely to reduce youth use e-cigarette use and her fearmongering campaign against THR products will likely lead to an increase in combustible use.
September 10, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
At least two of the five vaping-related deaths have been linked to products containing THC. Policymakers should refrain from enacting legislation and policies that could further restrict adult access to regulated tobacco harm reduction products.
August 29, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
State Government Relations Manager Lindsey Stroud examines the California Youth Tobacco Survey results from 2017-18, finding youth vaping has increased in several California localities that have restricted access to flavored tobacco products.
August 23, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
State Government Relations Manager examines how electronic cigarettes and vaping devices can reduce state Medicaid costs.
August 20, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
State Government Relations Manager Lindsey Stroud rebuts claims that electronic cigarettes and vaping devices are just as harmful as combustible cigarettes.
August 20, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
State Government Relations Manager Lindsey Stroud examines recent headlines, finding vaping-related hospitalizations are likely linked to illegal, black market vaping products.
August 20, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
State Government Relations Manager Lindsey Stroud finds flavors to be a necessary component for e-cigarette success in helping smokers refrain from combustible cigarettes.
July 26, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
"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
By Lindsey Stroud
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
By Lindsey Stroud
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.
July 11, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Proposed legislation would require flavored e-cigarettes (other than menthol, mint and tobacco) to be sold exclusively at age-restricted retailers.
July 2, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Testimony before the Albany County Legislature regarding banning flavored tobacco products including e-cigarettes and flavored cigars and cigarettes from convenience stores.
June 27, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
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
By Lindsey Stroud
Language in 2020-21 operating budget would apply a 17 percent wholesale tax on e-cigarettes and vaping devices.
June 17, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Testimony regarding the issue of Sunday liquor sales.
June 11, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Proposed legislation would apply differing tax rates to e-cigarette products and require vape shops to be licensed by the state.
May 30, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
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
By Lindsey Stroud
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 16, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
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 9, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Proposal would apply a 75 percent wholesale tax on tobacco harm reduction products.
May 8, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
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.
May 1, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
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 29, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
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 29, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Comment to U.S. Food and Drug Administration urging the agency to reconsider modifying their finalized rule to hasten the deadline for manufacturers of flavored tobacco products to submit their Premarket Tobacco Product Applications.
April 23, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Proposed bill would apply a 60 percent wholesale tax on e-cigarettes and vaping devices.
April 23, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
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
By Lindsey Stroud
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
By Lindsey Stroud
Legislation would apply a 71 percent floor tax to vaping products.