In this piece, published in the Spectator (Australian edition), Michael McGrady explains why increasing access to smoke-free products is necessary to successfully execute a strategy that reduces the use of combustible smoking products, which are responsible for the deaths of millions across the globe.
The COVID-19 pandemic is single handedly changing the face of day-to-day life. Their needs to be some clarification of how public health should respond to the crisis of the outbreak via policy. The regulation of electronic cigarettes during a pandemic is an interesting case study. Public health departments have warned against the use of inhalants […]
As the coronavirus continues to spread, states are taking drastic measures to curb its spread, such as shutting down all non-essential businesses. While slowing this pandemic is vital, some states might be closing the wrong types of stores. Colorado, for instance, closed all vape shops, while leaving cigarettes sold at convenience stores completely untouched. As […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]