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Congress's Flavored Tobacco Ban Would Create a Dangerous Black Market

If this bill becomes law, it will create a health crisis that could have been avoided.

February 21, 2020 — Elizabeth Wright 1582322295

Moonshine Vaping Coming Soon to Your Neighborhood

The FDA and Congress are moving fast to ban all flavors used in vaping devices.

February 7, 2020 — Elizabeth Wright 1581106139

Michigan Governor Bans E-Cigarettes - A Really Bad Idea

Yesterday, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) banned flavored e-cigarettes, making it the first state in the nation to do so.  The governor’s actions follow closely the actions of San Francisco where city officials banned the sale of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), or e-cigarettes, that have not received approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Both the governor and San Francisco’s Board of Super

September 5, 2019 — Elizabeth Wright 1567717104

No More Vaping in San Francisco?

The Los Angeles Times’s June 24 editorial, “San Francisco’s E-cigarette Ban Isn’t Just Bad Policy, it’s Bad for Public Health” is right on target.

June 25, 2019 — Elizabeth Wright 1561498082

19 Things States Should Not Do In 2019

Governors and legislators new and old taking office this month will be inundated with advice from all directions.  Each special interest and left-wing or right-wing single-issue activist group will have scheduled meetings between its highest-paid lobbyists and the most important legislators; prepared its talking points and social media campaigns; and made its first campaign contributions of 2019.  The state’s education association, hospital association, largest employers, small businesses, unions, parks, railroads, airports, universities, sports teams, and hundreds of other stakeholders - e

January 31, 2019 — Spencer Chretien 1548965867

FDA Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee Weighs in on IQOS

On January 24 and 25, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) nine-member Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee (TPSAC) reviewed the Modified Risk Tobacco Product Applications (MRTPA) on an innovative tobacco product, named the IQOS, which is designed to reduce the harm associated with tobacco use.  CAGW discussed the MRTPA and the advisory committee meeting in a

January 31, 2018 — Elizabeth Wright 1517431726

The Clock is Delayed but Still Ticking for E-Cigarettes

The Family Smoking and Prevention Tobacco Control Act Tobacco became law in June 2009 and gave the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority to regulate the manufacture, distribution, and marketing of all tobacco products.  On May 5, 2016, the FDA finalized a rule that brought all tobacco products under its authority, including Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), such as e-cigarettes.  The regulation did

December 4, 2017 — Elizabeth Wright 1512418664

Smoke and Mirrors: Teenage E-Cigarette Use Down

There is a lot of misinformation regarding e-cigarettes.  If you’re the parent of a teen, you have probably seen the sensational headlines about “studies” concluding that teens are vaping at “record highs” because it’s now what the “cool kids” are doing. However, this “fact” couldn’t be further from the truth.

A debate is ongoing about whether or not e-cigarettes will lead teenagers down the Big Tobacco road. Some healthcare trade associations are claiming “doom and gloom” because teens are allegedly using e-cigarettes at a staggering rate.

March 9, 2017 — Andrew Nehring 1489089773

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