Tobacco Harm Reduction


, KFI AM 640 Los Angeles
Radio: Why California’s Proposition 31 won’t get people to stop smoking
Steven Greenhut

Steven Greenhut, a Resident Senior Fellow and the Western Region Director of State Affairs for R Street Institute, joined the Jon and Ken Show to discuss California’s Proposition 31, which would ban…

, Orange County Register
Partisan politics derails efforts to improve public health through harm reduction
Chelsea Boyd

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Saving lives should be a winning political proposition regardless of one’s party affiliation. Yet, when it comes to policies like “harm reduction,” politicians are often…

, Orange County Register
No, Prop. 31 isn’t really about protecting ‘the children’
Steven Greenhut

SACRAMENTO — Los Angeles Times’ columnist George Skelton usually is a sensible guy. But not his latest piece, which calls Proposition 31 — a referendum on a law that bans the retail sale of…

, R Street Institute
Event: The Role of Tobacco Harm Reduction in Addressing Tobacco Use Disparities
Pritika C. Kumar

Recent policy and regulatory announcements from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on tobacco control—including the ban on menthol cigarettes,…

, The American Spectator
California’s Direct Democracy Doldrums
Steven Greenhut

From The American Spectator:

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Given that the homeless situation is spiraling out of control across California, most readers wouldn’t be surprised that the highest-profile…

The Fight to Increase Life Expectancy for HIV-Positive People Who Smoke
Pritika C. Kumar & Damon Jacobs

Smoking is one of the leading causes of mortality worldwide.

Smoking rates among those living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) are…

, Sacramento Bee
California’s Prop. 31 would ban flavored tobacco products. What to know
Steven Greenhut

From Sacramento Bee:

It is opposed by the tobacco industry and the California Republican Party. Also speaking out against the proposition are Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers…

Flavor bans might keep youth from vaping, but could also hurt smokers who are trying to quit
Pritika C. Kumar

Columbus, Ohio, lawmakers are considering a flavor ban on tobacco products. While this proposed ban is aimed at preventing youth tobacco use, it may harm adult smokers who struggle to quit…

, Washington Post
Sometimes an e-cig is a lifesaver
Mazen Saleh

From the Washington Post:

Two recent columns gave me whiplash and left me questioning how well Leana S. Wen understands harm reduction. In her July 13 op-ed, “Biden’s bold move on drug…

, Inside Sources
The FDA Is Funding and Approving Cigarettes
Mazen Saleh

With how news moves these days, it is easy to miss the drama unfolding in the tobacco world. Over the course of this year, the Food and Drug Administration announced a plan to reduce the nicotine…

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