Tobacco harm reduction news for April 12, 2019. Anti harm reduction laws pass in Delaware and Arkansas. Researcher says nicotine helps protect against Parkinson’s, video of budget hearing in Wisconsin, but where were the vapers speaking out to oppose 71% tax?
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ARKANSAS: (UPDATE) In order to fund income tax cuts for lower income citizens & encourage smoking cessation, gov’t irrationally increasing cost of the most effective smoking cessation products available to lower income citizens with 67% “privilege tax.”
THE MORE YOU KNOW: Researcher Dr. Daniela Berg, head of the Clinic for Neurology at Kiel University, says research has found that, besides diet & exercise, there is “hardly anything other than nicotine that has been found to protect against Parkinson’s.”
WISCONSIN: Watch the 2nd Joint Committee on Finance Budget 2019 Public Hearing from this past Wednesday held in Oak Creek. This will give advocates an idea of what our opposition is saying in support of the 71% retail and floor tax and against vaping. The Committee is giving speakers just 2 minutes, so be sure to bring a written comment to hand in.