RESEARCH: “That ship has sailed.” <-Senior author of University of Michigan youth vaping survey to policymakers/public health officials who think that banning flavors will be the answer. Says “an evidence-based approach” is what’s needed, while allowing adults continued access.
TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION AROUND THE WORLD: South African COVID-19 tobacco and vapor product sales ban results in people smoking tea (and likely whatever else they can find) & black market sales. Petition demanding repeal now over 500,000.
Homemade Cigarettes Ingredients From Tea Go Viral In Mzansi.
TOBACCO & VAPE POLICY: “Criminalizing the sale of products people wish to consume only encourages the establishment of illicit trade to provide these products to consumers who want them.” <-Pastor KW Tulloss & Rev. William Smart
This Is How a Ban on Tobacco Looks: Unintended Consequences – Los Angeles Sentinel
OPINION: “The idea of making baseless statements and potentially removing vaping products from the marketplace in the midst of the crisis seems like an exceptionally reckless idea, as it would send countless former smokers back to cigarette smoking.”
Nicotine Policy Should Not Be Exempt From Science
MARYLAND: (UPDATE) Along with several other bills, @GovLarryHogan has vetoed HB 732, which included a 12% vaping product tax, calling the bills “misguided” and stating it was “unconscionable to raise taxes and fees” at a time when so many are struggling.