New ACI Report Highlights the Dangers of Overregulating E-Cigarette and Vaping Products

Washington D.C., January 14, 2022 — Today, the American Consumer Institute (ACI) released a report, co-authored by Steve Pociask and Liam Sigaud entitled “How Regulations Endanger the Public Health: A Review of the Evidence on E-Cigarette Risks and Benefits, and Policy Missteps.” With some lawmakers looking to impose restrictions, bans, and excessive taxes on these […]

The New Year Sees an End to Surprise Medical Bills

As Americans welcomed 2022, they had extra reason to celebrate as the No Surprises Act (NSA) became effective at one minute past midnight on January 1st, 2022. While the enactment of the NSA saw substantially less fanfare than the ball drop in Times Square, the new law represents a real win for American patients who […]

Drug Price Controls on Drugs Will Cost Patients

President Biden’s and Congressional Democrats’ Build Back Better Act attempts to lower prescription drug prices. The act includes new measures that seek to dramatically limit the costs of prescription drugs in the United States by giving government agencies immense control over setting prices. Also included are measures that would require insurance providers to pay a […]

Coalition Opposes Congressional Attempt to Stifle Lower-Priced Generic Drug Competition

A coalition of policy think tanks sent a letter to Congress warning them that proposed legislation would have severe adverse consequences on consumers by significantly impeding the market entry of generic drug manufacturers. These generic drug companies offer much lower-priced drug for patients because they compete against name brand products — sometimes saving patients 90% […]

Washington Times: Congress Pushes for Tobacco Death and Taxes

Electronic cigarettes have been the single greatest advancement in tobacco harm reduction since scientists proved a link between smoking and cancer in the 1960s. While the use of electronic cigarettes is not without risk, studies have shown that they are far healthier than combustible products. Georgetown University Medical Center recently estimated that replacing combustible cigarettes […]

Maine Wire: Push to Ban Flavored Tobacco Products Undermines Public Health

On November 9, the Portland City Council’s Safety Committee voted to approve a sweeping ban on the sale of all flavored tobacco products. The full City Council is expected to take up the measure in the coming weeks. If adopted, Portland’s ordinance would make it the latest in a string of Maine jurisdictions — including Bangor and […]

Coalition Tells Congress: Say “No” to Price Controls

Today, a large coalition of think tanks sent a letter to members of Congress opposing efforts to place artificial prices on prescription drugs. The letter explains that such price controls would lead to drug shortages, impede investment and innovation, and lead to worse outcomes for patients. The letter is available online.

FDA: Stop Foot-Dragging — Vaping is Safer Than Cigarettes

In October, after years of regulatory ambiguity and antagonism toward the e-cigarette industry, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally granted its first-ever authorization for e-cigarette products to be marketed and sold in the United States. While its decision should be applauded, the agency could be doing much more to promote vaping as a harm […]

Town Hall: Slamming Vaping Products with Taxes Is Regressive and Counterproductive to Public Health

In an effort to find new ways to pay for the proposed $1.75 trillion “Build Back Better” package, the House Democrats added a “nicotine tax” on tobacco products including e-cigarettes in their latest 2,135-page version of the bill. Unfortunately, there is nothing innovative about this amendment. There have been multiple attempts at federal and state levels in […]

Inside Sources: Consumers Deserve Safe, Effective Hand Sanitizers

As the risks of COVID-19 pandemic continues and we enter the flu season, the FDA must do its duty to protect Americans from unhealthy and dangerous products. We are looking to the agency to step up and take the next steps in keeping toxic hand sanitizer products out of the hands of Americans. To learn […]