Will Banning Menthol Help Smokers Quit?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently took the bold step of announcing plans to ban the sale of menthol flavored tobacco. The agency unveiled its decision guided by the belief that prohibiting access will “help save lives, particularly among those disproportionately affected by these deadly products.” With flavored e-cigarettes being banned since February of […]

Real Clear Health: Imposing High Taxes on E-cigarettes Misses the Bigger Picture

Despite academic research showing e-cigarettes are 95 percent less harmful than combustible cigarettes, lawmakers and public health “advocates” continue to wage a war on vaping, pushing for higher taxes on e-cigarettes throughout the U.S. If policymakers are serious about curbing the high economic and human cost of smoking, they should not enact high taxes on […]

Inside Sources: E-Cigarettes and Cigarettes Aren’t the Same; Don’t Tax Them the Same

The rapid growth of the e-cigarette industry has not escaped the attention of policymakers looking to capitalize on a promising source of government revenue — but advocates of higher taxes on e-cigarettes have lost sight of the bigger picture. The misguided tax proposals spreading across the country will lead to worse health outcomes and greater […]