Tobacco Harm Reduction


, National Review
Washington, D.C.’s Foolish Flavored-Tobacco Ban
Mazen Saleh & Chelsea Boyd

Mayor Muriel Bowser signed into law a ban on the sale of all flavored tobacco products in the District of Columbia, the latest in a long line of bans limiting the sale of tobacco. Though noble in…

Why Harm Reduction is the Right Path Forward for India
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (July 28, 2021)— Though India has the second largest population of tobacco users in the world, e-cigarettes and heat-not-burn tobacco products are banned. The man responsible for this…

The Tobacco Landscape in India: An Argument for Harm Reduction
Chelsea Boyd

Press release: Why Harm Reduction is the Right Path Forward for India

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, The Newnan Times-Herald
The Food and Drug Administration must consider public health when determining the future of e-cigarettes
Marc Hyden

America may soon witness a watershed moment with regard to the country’s strategy on reducing tobacco-related illnesses. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is racing to meet a September 9…

, VapingPost
Utah Pushing For Nicotine Caps To “Protect Minors”
Steven Greenhut

From VapingPost:

“The proposed regulation would reduce the nicotine cap to 3 percent,” said Steven Greenhut, a resident senior fellow at the R Street Institute, in a blog post. “Currently,…

, Inside Sources
Utah nicotine caps derail harm reduction efforts
Steven Greenhut

When it comes to government regulation, it’s sometimes hard to get the details right. There’s often a one-way ratchet effect, as officials continually push for new and tougher standards—even…

In Opposition to Utah Nicotine Concentration Limits
Chelsea Boyd

Testimony from: Chelsea Boyd, Harm Reduction Policy Fellow, R Street Institute


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, The Crime Report
Vaping, Police and Race
Chelsea Boyd & Jillian Snider

Last month, police in Ocean City, Md., tased, hog-tied and carried away a Black teenager for allegedly violating a vaping ban on the city’s boardwalk. A video of the incident quickly went viral…

In opposition to RI SB 938, “Pertaining to flavored electronic nicotine delivery systems.”
Mazen Saleh

Chair and members of the committee,

My name is Mazen Saleh and I am the interim director of integrated harm reduction policy for the R Street Institute (R Street), which is a nonprofit,…

5 things to read before Congress holds a hearing on youth vaping
William Gray

On Wednesday, June 23, 2021, the House Committee on Oversight and the Reform Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy will hold a hearing on youth vaping.

From the very beginning, R Street’s…

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