Real Clear Health: Taxes and Regulations on Vape Products Hurt Consumer Choice, Cost Lives

Why would policymakers ignore the overwhelming empirical evidence? Why would policymakers impose taxes that would deter cigarette smokers from switching to safer alternatives? Why would they seem policies that could jeopardize the lives of millions of Americans? Putting American lives at risk is exactly the outcome to expect when onerous government regulations, restrictions, bans and […]

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 […]

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 […]

The FDA Needs to Step in and Protect American Consumers from Toxic Hand Sanitizers

Today, The American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research (ACI) sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (FDA) regarding the toxic, underregulated, and inefficient hand sanitizers taking over the U.S. market. This is the second letter ACI has sent the FDA urging the agency to take seriously […]

The Hill: Dangerous Hand Sanitizers Need Immediate FDA Attention

Responding to pandemic panic, consumers rushed to stores to arm themselves with hand sanitizing products. This soaring demand prompted the FDA to lower standards for the production of alcohol-based hand sanitizer products, a move that has subsequently resulted in a list of over 200 hand sanitizer products deemed dangerous for consumer health. With trusted brands back on store […]

Letter to the FDA: Remove Unsafe Hand Sanitizers From the Market

Dr. Theresa Michele: The American Consumer Institute (ACI) was founded with the mission to promote consumer welfare by improving the understanding and impact that public policies and regulations have on consumers in a free market. It is with this mission in mind that we are writing to you today to inform you of a serious […]

Inside Sources: Lawmakers Want the FDA to Remove Vaping Products From the Market Again

House Democrats have asked acting Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Janet Woodcock to remove all vaping products from the market during an ongoing product approval process, despite evidence showing millions of Americans have used these alternatives to stop smoking traditional cigarettes. However, multiple studies have found that long-term smokers who give up traditional combustible […]

CMS Final Rule Demonstrates What Healthcare Should Be

The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted a major flaw in the delivery of healthcare in the United States. Extensive federal rules and regulations are preventing providers from offering high quality care to their patients in a timely manner. The latest example of this issue was recently alleviated in the process of the development of new medical innovations. Despite […]

Inside Sources: Shaheen, Hassan Get Vaping Issue All Wrong

New Hampshire U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan joined a bipartisan coalition in calling on the FDA to take action. According to the letter, the senators rightfully expect Hahn will ensure that the agency reject e-cigarette product applications that do not protect the nation’s public health… …By demanding that the FDA turn down scores […]

Attempt to Create a New Tobacco Agency Will Not Work

The administration has requested a budget authorization to strip down the Food and Drug Administration Center for Tobacco Products. President Donald Trump, apparently, has the vision to create a new tobacco agency that isn’t an administrative monstrosity like the FDA. There’s no chance that the administration will get their request from Congress. No lawmaker in […]