In the News
South Dakota’s House of Representatives voted 45-21 against raising the smoking age from 18 to 21.
Georgia’s House Committee on Ways and Means voted 5-2 to allow a “modified risk’’ tobacco product to have a tax that is half that of cigarettes. R Street Institute’s Director of Harm Reduction Policy Carrie Wade and Southeast Region Director Marc Hyden testified in support of the bill.
The city of Duluth, MN, became the fifth city in the state to ban the sale of menthol and other flavored tobacco products.