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Alcohol & Tobacco
March 12, 2020
Research & Commentary: Florida Flavor Ban Would Not Curb Youth Vaping Use, Will Hurt Businesses
A proposed bill in the Florida Legislature would ban the sale of flavored nicotine products and have substantial effects on the Sunshine State's economy.
Alcohol & Tobacco
March 4, 2020
Research & Commentary: Virginia Should Not Raise Taxes on Tobacco Products or Levy New Taxes on Tobacco Harm Reduction Products
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.
Alcohol & Tobacco
March 3, 2020
Research & Commentary: Flavor Ban Is Wrong Policy to Reduce Hawaiian Youth E-Cigarette Use
In 2017, only only 3.5 percent of Hawaiian high school students reported using e-cigarettes daily and only 1.2 percent reported smoking combustible cigarettes daily.
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Alcohol & Tobacco
February 26, 2020
Research & Commentary: Colorado Flavor Ban Disregards Tobacco Harm Reduction, Won’t Reduce Youth E-Cigarette Use
Colorado proposal would ban the sales of all flavored tobacco products, including cigars, cigarettes, and e-cigarettes.
Alcohol & Tobacco
February 20, 2020
Research & Commentary: Minnesota Flavor Ban Will Vaporize Harm Reduction, Won’t Impact Youth Tobacco and E-Cigarette Use
In 2019, only 77.6 percent and 64.8 percent of 9th and 11th grade students, respectively, reported having never used an e-cigarette or vaping device.
Alcohol & Tobacco
February 13, 2020
Research & Commentary: Kentucky Should Not Rely on Vaping Bills for Funding Woes
Proposed legislation would define and license "enhanced vapor products," as well as apply the state's tobacco tax to vaping products.

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Alcohol & Tobacco
January 13, 2020
By Lindsey Stroud
Analysis of the vaping industry in Michigan, including economic data, state health department findings on vaping-related lung illnesses, youth e-cigarette use, tobacco retail compliance checks, and state funding dedicated to tobacco control programs.
January 13, 2020
By Lindsey Stroud
Analysis of the vaping industry in Maine, including economic data, state health department findings on vaping-related lung illnesses, youth e-cigarette use, tobacco retail compliance checks, and state funding dedicated to tobacco control programs.
January 13, 2020
By Lindsey Stroud
Analysis of the vaping industry in New York, including economic data, state health department findings on vaping-related lung illnesses, youth e-cigarette use, tobacco retail compliance checks, and state funding dedicated to tobacco control programs.
January 13, 2020
By Lindsey Stroud
Analysis of the vaping industry in Nebraska, including economic data, state health department findings on vaping-related lung illnesses, youth e-cigarette use, tobacco retail compliance checks, and state funding dedicated to tobacco control programs.
January 13, 2020
By Lindsey Stroud
Analysis of the vaping industry in New Jersey, including economic data, state health department findings on vaping-related lung illnesses, youth e-cigarette use, tobacco retail compliance checks, and state funding dedicated to tobacco control programs.
January 13, 2020
By Lindsey Stroud
Analysis of the vaping industry in Vermont, including economic data, state health department findings on vaping-related lung illnesses, youth e-cigarette use, tobacco retail compliance checks, and state funding dedicated to tobacco control programs.
January 13, 2020
By Lindsey Stroud
Analysis of the vaping industry in New Hampshire, including economic data, state health department findings on vaping-related lung illnesses, youth e-cigarette use, tobacco retail compliance checks, and state funding dedicated to tobacco control programs.
January 13, 2020
By Lindsey Stroud
Analysis of the vaping industry in West Virginia, including economic data, state health department findings on vaping-related lung illnesses, youth e-cigarette use, tobacco retail compliance checks, and state funding dedicated to tobacco control programs.
January 12, 2020
By Lindsey Stroud
Analysis of the vaping industry in Maryland, including economic data, state health department findings on vaping-related lung illnesses, youth e-cigarette use, tobacco retail compliance checks, and state funding dedicated to tobacco control programs.
January 10, 2020
By Lindsey Stroud
Analysis of the vaping industry in Colorado, including economic data, state health department findings on vaping-related lung illnesses, youth e-cigarette use, tobacco retail compliance checks, and state funding dedicated to tobacco control programs.
January 10, 2020
By Lindsey Stroud
Analysis of the vaping industry in Kentucky, including economic data, state health department findings on vaping-related lung illnesses, youth e-cigarette use, tobacco retail compliance checks, and state funding dedicated to tobacco control programs.
January 10, 2020
By Lindsey Stroud
Analysis of the vaping industry in Pennsylvania, including economic data, state health department findings on vaping-related lung illnesses, youth e-cigarette use, tobacco retail compliance checks, and state funding dedicated to tobacco control programs.
January 10, 2020
By Lindsey Stroud
Analysis of the vaping industry in Ohio, including including economic data, state health department findings on vaping-related lung illnesses, youth e-cigarette use, tobacco retail compliance checks, and state funding dedicated to tobacco control programs
January 10, 2020
By Lindsey Stroud
Analysis of the vaping industry in Mississippi, including economic data, state health department findings on vaping-related lung illnesses, youth e-cigarette use, tobacco retail compliance checks, and state funding dedicated to tobacco control programs.
January 9, 2020
By Lindsey Stroud
Analysis of the vaping industry in Rhode Island, including economic data, state health department findings on vaping-related lung illnesses, youth e-cigarette use, tobacco retail compliance checks, and state funding dedicated to tobacco control programs.
January 9, 2020
By Lindsey Stroud
Analysis of the vaping industry in Wisconsin, including economic data, state health department findings on vaping-related lung illnesses, youth e-cigarette use, tobacco retail compliance checks, and state funding dedicated to tobacco control programs.
January 9, 2020
By Lindsey Stroud
Analysis of the vaping industry in Illinois, including economic data, state health department findings on vaping-related lung illnesses, youth e-cigarette use, tobacco retail compliance checks, and state funding dedicated to tobacco control programs.
January 8, 2020
By Lindsey Stroud
Analysis of the vaping industry in California, including economic data, state health department findings on vaping-related lung illnesses, youth e-cigarette use, tobacco retail compliance checks, and state funding dedicated to tobacco control programs.
January 7, 2020
By Lindsey Stroud
Analysis of the vaping industry in Indiana, including economic data, state health department findings on vaping-related lung illnesses, youth e-cigarette use, tobacco retail compliance checks, and state funding dedicated to tobacco control programs.
January 7, 2020
By Lindsey Stroud
Analysis of the vaping industry in Massachusetts, including economic data, state health department findings on vaping-related lung illnesses, youth e-cigarette use, tobacco retail compliance checks, and state funding dedicated to tobacco control programs.
January 7, 2020
By Lindsey Stroud
Analysis of the vaping industry in Alabama, including economic data, state health department findings on vaping-related lung illnesses, youth e-cigarette use, tobacco retail compliance checks, and state funding dedicated to tobacco control programs.
December 20, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
CDC finds 56 percent of vaping-illness patients reported using the Dank Vapes brand of THC vaping products, which The Heartland Institute first identified as an illicit brand in August, 2019.
November 26, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
83% of patients reported using THC-containing vaping devices, similar to findings in numerous state health departments including California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Minnesota, Oregon, and Utah.
November 21, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Proposal would ban sales of all flavored electronic cigarettes and vaping devices in Suffolk County, New York.
November 19, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
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
By Lindsey Stroud
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.
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 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 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 18, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
The local ordinance would ban sales of flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes, flavored cigars and smokeless tobacco, and electronic cigarettes and vaping devices.
October 16, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
The Utah Department of Health found that 94 percent of patients diagnosed with vaping-related illnesses reported vaping THC-containing devices.
October 16, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
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.
October 15, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
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.
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.