Inside Sources: Why Taxing E-Cigarettes Is Backfiring for States and Consumers

States, like Massachusetts, continue to levy high taxes on vaping and e-cigarette products, even though these alternatives to smoking tobacco are 95% safer. Smoking kills. This is a matter of life and death for the 13.4 percent of adults and 5 percent of teens in Massachusetts who currently smoke. Because 9,300 die each year of tobacco-related illnesses, and many […]

ACI Submits Testimony on Massachusetts Legislation That Would Raise Consumer Prices for the Financial Benefit of Dealerships

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, Bill Hearing, An Act further regulating business practices between motor vehicle dealers, manufacturers, and distributors – S239 Testimony of Krisztina Pusok, Ph.D., Director, American Consumer Institute, Washington, D.C. Chairperson and Members of the Committee, on behalf of the American Consumer Institute (ACI), I […]