Tobacco Harm Reduction

Publications

, Townhall
Popcorn Lung, Formaldehyde, and Now Seizures, Oh My!
Media Coverage

From Townhall:

Ironically enough, lawmakers are ignoring copious amounts of research finding e-cigarettes can save states money. For instance, the R Street Institute estimated Medicaid…

Testimony In Opposition to Local Law No. “E” for 2019 – Prohibiting the Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products
Carrie Wade

Chairman Joyce and members of the
Albany County Legislature:

The R Street Institute is a nonprofit,
nonpartisan public policy research organization based out of Washington,
D.C. We strive to…

Tax incentives for modified-risk tobacco products can help smokers make the switch
Carrie Wade

The FDA has yet to approve
any product for a “Modified Risk Tobacco Product” (MRTP) marketing designation since
the first application was received in 2015. The MRTP designation may be awarded to…

, Filter
Widespread Anti-Smoker Stigma Is Harmful, as Well as Wrong
Chelsea Boyd

Adult smokers are a highly stigmatized population, yet people rarely acknowledge that this is the case. The denial of this truth not only makes smokers vulnerable to receiving unequal treatment in…

, Times Union
Viewpoint: Flavored e-cigarettes help adults quit smoking
Damon L. Jacobs

Although smoking rates are at a record low in New York City, the reality is that approximately two million adults in New York state still smoke tobacco cigarettes.

The disparity in who smokes…

, Real Clear Health
The FDA’s War on Flavors Harms Public Health
Carrie Wade

In releasing its latest strategy to address the non-existent epidemic of youth e-cigarette use, the Food and Drug Administration has once again ensured that cigarettes — the leading…

Testimony in OPPOSITION To Senate Bill 38: To Ban The Sale of Flavored-Tobacco Products in California
Steven Greenhut

Re:       Senate Bill 38 (Hill)

Dear Chairman Pan,

The R Street
Institute is writing to oppose Senate Bill 38, which would ban the sale of
flavored-tobacco…

Reviewed work: Health effects in COPD smokers who switch to electronic cigarettes: a retrospective-prospective 3-year follow-up
Carrie Wade & Chelsea Boyd

Reviewed work: Health effects in
COPD smokers who switch to electronic cigarettes: a retrospective-prospective
3-year follow-up

Authors: Riccardo Polosa et al.

Reviewed by: Carrie Wade and…

SB 347, “AN ACT TO IMPOSE A PRIVILEGE TAX ON E-CIGARETTES”
Marc Hyden

Chairman and members of the
committee,

My name is Marc Hyden, and I am
the Director of State Government Affairs for the R Street Institute, which is a
nonprofit, nonpartisan, public policy…

, The American Spectator
Smoky Logic of the Golden Nanny State
Steven Greenhut

The concept of black markets is simple enough even for a California lawmaker to grasp. Most people would prefer to buy products in a legal marketplace, and generally are willing to pay…