Today, a group of taxpayer and consumer groups send a letter to the Washington State Senate opposition the permanent ban of flavored e-cigarettes, setting the health benefits of reducing smoking. The letter is available online.
As the e-cigarette “health outbreak” continues, some states believe the Federal Government hasn’t done enough and are now taking action into their own hands. Utah, for instance, recently introduced legislation looking to lower teen vaping by limiting flavors like menthol. Yet, recent research suggests that menthol is actually reducing, not increasing, smoking and that banning […]
there seems to be no end in sight for smokers to breathe easy. Even more unfortunate is how America’s policy on e-cigarettes has and will continue to influence other nations’ vaping policy. As the U.S. continues to grapple with this issue, we should be reminded that smoking is a global phenomenon and the decisions we […]
The legislature recently banned all flavored e-cigarettes in the state while also instituting a 75 percent excise tax on the product — the highest in the nation. While the law was passed under the guise of protecting teen health, the only thing it has accomplished is making e-cigarettes more dangerous. You can read this op-ed […]
Over 480,000 people annually lose their lives due to cigarettes, while 34 million Americans smoke every year. As the new commission at the FDA, it is his responsibility to ensure the public has access to products that reduce harm and promote health. E-cigarettes are an essential product that have already saved lives and continue to help […]
The FDA needs to release its data on teen vaping. Providing a comprehensive compilation of the facts to the public will provide transparency and assure that FDA regulators’ and the administration’s policies on vaping are well-informed and impactful for the whole country. American consumers deserve to know the facts. Read this op-ed in the Hill’s […]
Today, ACI joins a 14 nonprofit organizations representing both consumers and taxpayers in sending a letter to the Acting Commissioner, Norman Sharpless. This letter calls for the FDA to release its data from the 2019 National Youth Tobacco Survey before moving any further with the proposed ban on vaping products. The public deserves to know […]
Today, ACI joined a group of think tanks, consumer and tax groups urging the President to protect adult vapers by keeping flavored products legally available. The letter is available online.
Over the last half-decade, vaping has helped reduce tobacco harm more than any other intervention. The FDA’s sweeping, knee-jerk policy change ignores the evidence and threatens to put lives at risk. Reducing the availability of flavored e-cigarettes will impose high costs on smokers while doing little to reduce vaping among teens. You can read this […]
If the U.S. wants to save lives, it should take notes from how other countries regulate e-cigarettes. Read this piece from Real Clear Health to learn why.