Inside Sources: Flavored Tobacco Ban Is a Pandora’s Box

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a landmark flavored tobacco ban. Despite the Trump administration wisely announcing its opposition to the bill, the “Protecting American Lungs and Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2020” is a legislative proposal that will drastically harm an entire industry and its consumers. To read this op-ed, please […]

Michael McGrady: Lessons on COVID-19 Hysteria and Public Health Panics

World War One made the breakout of the H1N1 influenza virus, or Spanish flu, which began in the winter of 1918. Due to the movement of troops and  the close quarters invited by trench warfare, this case of the influenza virus is considered one of the worst in human history. The Spanish flu killed 40 […]

New Study: Health Impact of E-Cigarettes and their Regulations

The American Consumer Institute Releases a Study on the Health Impact of E-Cigarettes and their Regulations Authors Express Concerns Regarding the Impact on Public Health WASHINGTON – Today, the American Consumer Institute released a new report – “Are E-Cigarette Regulations Jeopardizing the Public Health?” – that reviews the evidence from policy and health studies, as […]

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 […]

Newsday: Are States Going Too Far with Vaping Reform?

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 […]

Inside Sources: U.S. Vaping Policy Spills Over Internationally

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 […]

Inside Sources: Massachusetts Unknowingly Made E-Cigarettes More Dangerous

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 […]

New FDA Commissioner Has The Chance To Help Smokers

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 […]

Hill’s Congress Blog: The FDA Should Release Its Data on Youth Use of Tobacco

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 […]