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Alcohol & Tobacco
October 16, 2019
Research & Commentary: Utah Department of Health Links More Than 90 Percent of Vaping Hospitalizations to THC, Still Restricts Access to Tobacco Harm Reduction Products
The Utah Department of Health found that 94 percent of patients diagnosed with vaping-related illnesses reported vaping THC-containing devices.
Alcohol & Tobacco
October 16, 2019
Research & Commentary: Connecticut Health Department Lacks Transparency When Reporting Vaping-Related Hospitalizations
In a September report, the Connecticut Department of Public Health noted all interviewed patients reported vaping THC products. Later reports do not include information on substances Connecticut patients had vaped prior to hospitalization.
Alcohol & Tobacco
October 15, 2019
Research & Commentary: Montana’s Premature Flavor Ban Ignores Harm Reduction, Unlikely to Reduce Recent Vaping-Related Hospitalizations
The ban goes into effect on October 22, will be in place for 120 days, and temporarily bans the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, including mint menthol, but does not include tobacco and marijuana flavors.
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Energy
October 15, 2019
Research & Commentary: Fracking Boom Lowered Crime From North Dakota Residents
22 Percent Per Capita Reduction In The Bakken Region
Health Care
October 15, 2019
Research & Commentary: Oklahoma Should Reform, Not Expand, SoonerCare
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses Medicaid reform, Medicaid expansion, and how states can use the waiver process to bring positive change to their Medicaid programs.
Taxes
October 11, 2019
Research & Commentary: Utah Studies New Method for Transportation Funding
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses gas taxes, Utah's efforts to improve transportation funding, and why gas taxes are an ineffective, regressive form of taxation that leave transportation systems shortchanged.

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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 9, 2019
By Respiratory Health Association
Shutting down Illinois nuclear plants could result in unintended harmful health effects and premature deaths from increases in air pollution and higher energy costs.
October 9, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
The opioid epidemic has cost Ohio's economy $71.7 billion, diverting criminal asset forfeitures to programs including rehab, medication, and drug court, could help reduce costs.
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
West Virginia lawmakers should reform their existing civil asset forfeiture laws to criminal asset forfeiture and use forfeited proceeds for rehabilitation, medication-assisted treatment, and court expenses to address the state's opioid epidemic.
October 7, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines new guidelines recently introduced in California that take several major steps towards expanding the use of telehealth in Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program.
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.
October 2, 2019
By Matthew Glans, Lennie Jarratt
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a ballot initiative campaign in California that would impose huge tax increases in an effort to improve K-12 education funding.
October 1, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines Michigan's certificate of need laws and a recent vote to impose new accreditation requirements for health care providers seeking to offer new immunotherapy cancer treatments.