By making e-cigarettes less appealing, it will discourage smokers from switching to a much less hazardous nicotine habit.
Lighter regulation is one likely explanation.
An emphasis on corruption and enforcement downplays the very real influence of regulation and taxes on California's booming black market.
According to new CDC numbers, the death toll rose 15 percent last year after jumping 30 percent in 2020.
The proposed rule, which targets the cigarettes that black smokers overwhelmingly prefer, will harm the community it is supposed to help.
Nearly two dozen towns that had said no to legal weed shops are reconsidering.
A sociologist spent 112 days tracking students' illicit deals for chips and other goodies.
A new 2022 law will punish anybody “aiding and abetting” unlicensed dealers. It will most certainly harm low-level workers.
If only they would apply that lesson to other goods and services.
Much of what government does is tax people to try to fix problems that government caused.
Officials publicly congratulate themselves for protecting teens, but they know that they’re prodding young people to switch to cigarettes.
This is the same agency that cost thousands of lives with its botched vaccine rollout.
A politicized vaccine distribution process intended to take price out of the picture has given the edge to the rich, connected, and powerful.
Before putting testing rules in place, officials should have considered whether the public would be willing and able to comply.
Bay State officials expect a new ban on flavored tobacco products to benefit illegal suppliers.
The Wall Street Journal Blames Marijuana Legalization for Vaping-Related Lung Injuries, a Black-Market Hazard
The main danger to vapers is illicit cannabis extracts of unknown provenance and composition.
More than half of cigarettes consumed in the state are smuggled from elsewhere, thanks to high taxes.
The drug wars will continue until the state gets its cut of the money.
When the government tries to hoover up all the money earned from legalized drugs, this is what happens.
The Golden State is still taking punitive, costly, and pointless measures to fight illegal grow operations.
Once again, underground suppliers step in when over-regulated markets can’t satisfy customers.
Pantaleo's lawyer says it’s “arbitrary and capricious” to fire a cop for choking a guy over black market cigarettes.
Deaths continue to rise, thanks to increased use of less-safe black market pain pills.
High taxes and tight restrictions have handed huge chunks of the tobacco market to criminal networks. Why would vaping be any different?
The black market still dominates. And more enforcement and fines aren’t going to fix it.
A RAND report highlights the importance of new synthesis methods, cheap international shipping, and online distribution aided by privacy-protecting technologies.
Chanters demand NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo's firing.
Attempts to centrally plan an economy ruin both civic life and life's pleasures.
Wednesday marks five years since an officer’s deadly chokehold was captured on video.
Erik Altieri of NORML sees a bright future for American pot.
High taxes and slow bureaucracy keeps the black market alive.
The black market is how you get things done when government gets in the way.
Gov. Cuomo throws his support behind a ban on home cultivation, possibly on behalf of already entrenched pot groups.
Governor Newsom wants to fight the black market. That's how we got the drug war in the first place.
Online black markets shift faster than police can respond
The government is the villain of this story, not wealthy industrialists.