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Regulation
August 1, 2019
Research & Commentary: State Medicaid Costs Associated with Opioid Use Disorder Tripled From 1999 to 2013
Recent study by Penn State researchers examined costs to states' Medicaid programs in treating the opioid epidemic, finding these costs exceeded more than $3 billion in 2013.
Alcohol & Tobacco
July 23, 2019
Tobacco Harm Reduction 101: A Guidebook for Policymakers
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.
Alcohol & Tobacco
July 15, 2019
Testimony Before the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Public Health
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.
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Alcohol & Tobacco
July 11, 2019
Research & Commentary: Flavor Ban Restrictions Would Vaporize Tobacco Harm Reduction in California
Proposed legislation would require flavored e-cigarettes (other than menthol, mint and tobacco) to be sold exclusively at age-restricted retailers.
Health Care
July 3, 2019
Coalition Letter Opposing Draft Legislation of Section 101 of Patent Act
Over 150 individuals and organizations signed this letter opposing a proposal to amend Section 101 of the Patent Act.
Alcohol & Tobacco
July 2, 2019
Testimony before the Albany County Legislature
Testimony before the Albany County Legislature regarding banning flavored tobacco products including e-cigarettes and flavored cigars and cigarettes from convenience stores.

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Regulation
August 1, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Recent study by Penn State researchers examined costs to states' Medicaid programs in treating the opioid epidemic, finding these costs exceeded more than $3 billion in 2013.
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 3, 2019
Over 150 individuals and organizations signed this letter opposing a proposal to amend Section 101 of the Patent Act.
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 28, 2019
By Council of Economic Advisers
White House report estimates deregulation will raise real incomes by $3,100 per household per year, after 5 to 10 years.
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 25, 2019
By Doug Badger
This issue brief for The Heritage Foundation's Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity looks at the possible unintended consequences of Congressional proposals to address surprise Medical billing.
June 17, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Testimony regarding the issue of Sunday liquor sales.