Using obscure laws to prevent people from helping each other is obscene.
Bans on ads, displays, refills, and buy-one-get-one-free offers
Concord's ban on smoking and vaping in private apartments allows residents to take civil action against their neighbors for violating the policy.
Policymakers "must not penalize residents for earning a livelihood, safeguarding their mental health, or enjoying our most cherished freedoms," said Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra loves to tell people what they can and cannot do with their bodies.
San Francisco Board of Supervisors Passes Ban on Smoking Tobacco, but Not Cannabis, in Private Apartments
Violators face fines of up to $1,000.
Regulations meant to curb childhood obesity will be more effective at hampering restaurants.
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Deutsche Bank has proposed a 5 percent income tax on people working from home, the revenue from which could be spent supplementing the lost wages of service workers.
These kinds of interventions don't work, but they do force retailers to waste money.
Less-intrusive responses could preserve our health while leaving our freedom intact.
Politicians are poised to tighten the screws, even though voluntary action offers more promise.
Patients and providers should be able to meet remotely without bureaucrats getting in the way.
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The debate over flavored vapes really is a debate about whether adult smokers will still have access to products that could save their lives.
The theoretical case for government mask mandates has to be weighed against the reality of their enforcement.
Bay State officials expect a new ban on flavored tobacco products to benefit illegal suppliers.
Chicago used its food licensing laws to harass a nonprofit providing free food to protesters.
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We should feel free to ignore travel restrictions imposed by political clowns using the public as pawns in their feuds.
Top-down, one-size-fits-few mandates are recipes for conflict.
The health crisis revealed red tape that hobbles our lives even in good times.
The WHO Helped Spread Chinese Communist Lies About COVID-19. Now It's Lecturing People About Drinking During Quarantine.
The WHO arguably failed at its most basic mission of stopping the spread of a global pandemic, but it's still willing to hector people about their drinking habits.
For all the good prohibition might do to reduce domestic violence, it won't actually solve that problem and it will certainly cause others.
But Oregon grudgingly relents. For now.
The former New York City mayor has never been good at concealing his conviction that he is smarter and better than the rest of us.
Government wants to force social media platforms to accept a “duty of care” to protect users from whatever they deem harmful.
Rep. Camille Lilly, who authored the bill, says her legislation will lead to more safety, convenience, and jobs.
Brits will have only themselves to blame if they don't embrace food freedom.
“I’ll pay whatever fine I have to, but I will never put calories on my menu,” says chef Wade Murphy.
The proposal is parodying, not endorsing, the nanny state.
Some 60 cities have banned or restricted gas-powered landscaping equipment. State air quality regulators are looking to do the same.
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The legislation would also prevent those under 21 from purchasing vaping products.
For the first two months of the ban, stores would be required to give out free reusable bags instead.
A more active government wins growing approval, but only so long as it doesn’t raise taxes, require tradeoffs, or interfere with private enterprise.
Sexually scarring children with unnecessary strip searches to prevent them from committing misdemeanors
Do you feel safer now?
In the unlikely event that the former New York mayor wins the Democratic nomination, the 2020 election will pit a billionaire busybody against a billionaire bully.
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Remnants of Prohibition-era policies continue to frustrate brewers.
Anti-smoking advocacy groups have a long history of exploiting shoddy science for political gain.
Warning labels on subjectively “unhealthy” food haven’t taken hold in this country. But they’ve swept through Latin America in recent years.
High taxes and tight restrictions have handed huge chunks of the tobacco market to criminal networks. Why would vaping be any different?