Tobacco Harm Reduction


Pragmatic tobacco policy can decrease youth use without affecting adult smokers
Chelsea Boyd

Review by: Chelsea Boyd

Officials have referred to youth e-cigarette use as an “epidemic” and have continued to sound alarms that vaping lures a new generation to a lifetime of nicotine use….

R Street Applauds FDA’s Newest Modified Risk Tobacco Product (MRTP) Designations
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (June 7, 2019)—The R Street Institute welcomes today’s announcement by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products that Philip Morris Product S.A.’s IQOS…

, California Globe
Second Try Legislation to Ban Smokeless Tobacco Products Passes Senate Approps
Steven Greenhut

From California Globe:

“Banning flavored tobacco products is a bad public-health move given that many smokers have used smokeless tobacco products such as snus and other flavored nicotine…

E-Cigarettes are not the problem
Anthony Lamorena

Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, Hawai’i lawmakers were working to address another public health issue that has plagued the state: the high rates of youth vaping amongst Hawai’i teens….

In Support of Risk-Proportionate Regulation of E-cigarettes and Heated Tobacco Products
Chelsea Boyd

Dear H.E. Nguyen Xuan Phuc and H.E. Trinh Dinh Dung:

We appreciate the opportunity to submit comments in support of risk-proportionate regulation of E-cigarettes and heated tobacco products. We…

Don’t Ban Today What May Have a PMTA Tomorrow
Chelsea Boyd

Tobacco retailers and manufactures are rightfully subject to significant regulatory oversight. Although the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the primary regulatory agency for tobacco products,…

FDA draft General Guidelines for the Regulation of Vapor Products and Heated Tobacco Products
Chelsea Boyd

Dear Director General Domingo:

We appreciate the opportunity to submit comments regarding the FDA draft General Guidelines for the Regulation of Vapor Products and Heated Tobacco Products….

, The Washington Times
Combat vets laments military changing tobacco policy: ‘Government run amok’
Arthur Rizer

From The Washington Times:

Arthur Rizer spent almost 21 years in the Army before retiring as a lieutenant colonel from the West Virginia National Guard. He once trained Iraqi special forces…

, Filter
Anti-Vaping Zealots Find Opportunity in the Pandemic
Chelsea Boyd

From Filter:

”Restrictions on sales of vapor products have left limited options available at convenience stores, grocery stores and other “essential businesses;” however, combustible…

, Insider Advantage
Don’t let public health misinformation lead to bad tax policy
Marc Hyden

The Georgia General Assembly’s chief fiscal economist warned last year that Georgia might face a recession in 2020. Boy was he right, but for the wrong reasons. No one could have predicted the…