Tobacco Harm Reduction


, Washington Times
FDA ready to remove Juul products from U.S. market: Report
Mazen Saleh

From Washington Times:

Opponents of the move are likely to argue adult smokers will need less harmful alternatives, such as e-cigarettes, or say the nicotine reduction is a de facto ban that will…

Unpacking the Unintended Consequences of E-Cigarette Policy in the Northeast
Mazen Saleh & Sarah Wall

From the time they were first introduced into the market, e-cigarettes have been at the center of a public health debate about their value as smoking-cessation devices versus their…

Going Up in Smoke: The Unintended Consequences of E-Cigarette Restrictions
Alexandra McCandless

WASHINGTON (May 23, 2022) – A new study by R Street Institute Government Affairs Manager Sarah Wall and Harm Reduction Policy Director Mazen Saleh examines the unintended negative consequences of…

, The Hill
For harm reduction to work, we need a full defense
Mazen Saleh & Stacey McKenna

With the recent release of the National Drug Control Strategy, the Biden administration has codified its support of harm reduction to reduce the number of overdose deaths attributed to substance…

, Orange County Register
States’ latest tobacco ‘protections’ are trying to kill us
Steven Greenhut

I consider myself a rational person, someone who is swayed by solid data and persuasive arguments, yet every afternoon after my work is done, I jump on my three-cylinder Triumph motorcycle and take…

, R Street
Event: Harm Reduction 101: Clearing the Smoke with Tobacco Harm Reduction
Chelsea Boyd & Pritika C. Kumar

Everyone engages in behaviors that can harm their health, and many of us take measures to decrease those health risks—even things like wearing a seatbelt or limiting…

Bipartisan Agreement that Over-Criminalizing Tobacco Will Disproportionately Impact People and Communities of Color, Trigger Criminal Penalties, and Lead to Negative Interactions with Law Enforcement
Jillian Snider

Dear Secretary Becerra and Commissioner Califf,

Many of the undersigned organizations submitted a letter last year on April 26, 2021 detailing our deep concerns about banning the legal sale of…

, The American Spectator
Deadly Do-Goodism
Steven Greenhut

Supporters of Hawaii’s effort to ban flavored-tobacco products would have the public believe that the measure is an unobjectionable, common-sense effort to boost public health. For instance, House…

R Street Testimony Expressing Concerns about Proposed E-Cigarette Flavor Ban in Rhode Island
Chelsea Boyd

Testimony from:
Chelsea Boyd, Research Fellow, Harm Reduction, R Street Institute
Informational Comments on House Bill 7869, “An Act Relating to Health and Safety – Department of Health,”…

R Street Testimony in Opposition to Single-Use Plastic Ban on E-Cigarettes in California
Pritika C. Kumar

Testimony from:
Pritika C. Kumar, Resident Senior Fellow, Integrated Harm Reduction, R Street Institute
California Assembly Bill CA AB 1690

March 28, 2022
Chair and members of…

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