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Alcohol & Tobacco
October 22, 2019
Research & Commentary: Flavor Ban in Westchester, NY Unlikely to Impact Youth Vaping, Hospitalizations, Will Vaporize Harm Reduction
Proposed law would prohibit the sale and distribution of flavored electronic cigarettes and vaping devices.
Alcohol & Tobacco
October 21, 2019
Research & Commentary: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Reports THC-Containing Devices Cause Most Vaping Illnesses
CDC finds 78 percent of patients with vaping-related lung illnesses reported using devices containing THC.
Alcohol & Tobacco
October 18, 2019
Research & Commentary: Albany County Flavor Ban Unlikely to Reduce Youth Vaping, But Would Boost Black Market
The local ordinance would ban sales of flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes, flavored cigars and smokeless tobacco, and electronic cigarettes and vaping devices.
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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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Alcohol & Tobacco
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.