Legislators cannot have it both ways.
Officials publicly congratulate themselves for protecting teens, but they know that they’re prodding young people to switch to cigarettes.
The pervasive anti-vaping narrative at the beginning of the pandemic had real consequences.
If public health scolds get their way, they will worsen the nation’s overcriminalization problem.
America's public health officials continue to undermine public health.
To Protect 'Children' From E-Cigarettes, Congress Imposes New Restrictions on Everything Related to Vaping of Any Kind
The law bans mail delivery of vaping products and requires all vendors to comply with burdensome tax reporting rules.
Today's Deadline for Seeking FDA Approval of Vaping Products Means Small Businesses Have To Pray for Bureaucratic Flexibility
The industry's fate depends on the whims of an agency charged with deciding what is "appropriate for public health."
Bay State officials expect a new ban on flavored tobacco products to benefit illegal suppliers.
Plus: More (bad, weird, and occasionally good) new state laws that start taking effect today.
The CDC's Shift From Vaping to COVID-19 Highlights the Crucial Differences Between Real and Metaphorical Epidemics
The agency's scaremongering about e-cigarettes undermined its credibility on the eve of a true public health crisis.
The great state of New Jersey idiotically compares vaping to jumping out of an airplane without a parachute.
The proposal is parodying, not endorsing, the nanny state.
The government and the press focus on newfangled contraptions instead of drug-related harm.
The legislation would also prevent those under 21 from purchasing vaping products.
Public Health Scholars Warn: 'Prohibitionist' E-Cigarette Policies Undermine a 'Tremendous' Harm Reduction Opportunity
The Science article is a wake-up call for people who claim to be concerned about smoking-related disease and death.
Although Teenagers Are 80% Less Likely to Smoke Than They Were in 1999, the CDC Insists No Progress Has Been Made
The agency’s indifference between smoking and vaping is scientifically indefensible.
Study Finds Nearly All Minnesota Patients With Vaping-Related Lung Injuries Used Illegal THC Products Containing Suspect Additive
Although the CDC is now emphasizing the potential hazards of vitamin E acetate, it continues to warn the public about e-cigarettes that don't contain it.
The House is simultaneously advancing bills that would legalize marijuana and ban the vast majority of vaping products.
The distinction the presidential adviser draws between e-cigarettes and other vaping devices contradicts the FDA's understanding of its authority.
As the FDA Prepares to Ban E-Cigarette Flavors, the Government's Own Data Contradict Wild Claims About Adolescent Nicotine Addiction
The ban's supporters falsely claim that "a whole generation of young people" is "addicted to these products."
An analysis of survey data finds that pre-existing differences entirely explain the association between e-cigarette use and current smoking among teenagers.
A new poll suggests it does—and campaign officials agree, leading the administration to consider exempting more flavors.
The Belated Approval of a Harm-Reduction Claim for Smokeless Tobacco Highlights the Potentially Deadly Impact of FDA Censorship
The FDA finally has agreed to allow a mild statement about the relative hazards of snus and cigarettes.
The company says it will sell only tobacco, mint, and menthol pods unless and until the FDA officially approves other varieties.
Congressional Hearings Conflate Vaping With Smoking, Legal E-Cigarettes With Black-Market THC Products
Democratic legislators ignore the tremendous harm-reducing potential of smoke-free nicotine delivery.
Vague lung disease warnings tar harm-reducing e-cigarettes while obscuring the role of black-market cannabis products.
The FDA Plans To Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes Based on a Nonexistent 'Epidemic' of Adolescent Nicotine Addiction
A new study indicates that heavy vaping remains rare among teenagers who don't smoke.
The latest findings highlight the irrationality of banning legal e-cigarettes that deliver nicotine.
Citing respiratory diseases associated with black-market THC products, the state is banning legal e-cigarettes that are far less hazardous than the conventional kind.
Contrary to the evidence, public health officials and journalists continue to link the recent outbreak of respiratory illnesses with legal e-cigarettes.
"Vaping is a health miracle to me," said ex-smoker Vicki Porter. "Not safe, but less harmful."
Survey Suggests Lung Disease Misinformation Has Compounded Confusion About the Hazards of E-Cigarettes
If that confusion drives vapers back to smoking or discourages others from making the switch, it will have deadly consequences.
Compelling Testimony Against Michigan's Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes Highlights the Deadly Folly of the Vaping Crackdown
The real "public health crisis" is not underage vaping but the one that Michigan, New York, and the FDA are about to create.
Banning the flavors that former smokers overwhelmingly prefer is a strange way to protect public health.
Pending restrictions on vaping products in Michigan and New York are based on an alarmingly broad understanding of the executive branch's "public health" authority.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other prohibitionists continue to conflate the two issues.
As the popularity of e-cigarettes has exploded, smoking rates among high school students have reached record lows.
By dramatically reducing the harm-reducing alternatives to conventional cigarettes, the plan is likely to result in more smoking-related disease and death.
The billionaire busybody is pushing bans on the flavored e-cigarettes that offer a harm-reducing alternative to smoking.
That's the opposite of the fear underlying the FDA's crackdown on e-cigarettes.
Are Hookahs More Dangerous Than Cigarettes, or Does Misleading University Publicity Generate Inaccurate Reporting?
The sexiest discoveries are often the ones not found in the actual study.
The city is favoring the most dangerous form of nicotine delivery over a potentially lifesaving alternative.
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The Percentage of Americans Who Understand That Vaping Is Less Dangerous Than Smoking Continues to Fall
Years of mealy-mouthed, misleading, and mendacious statements by activists, government officials, and journalists have taken a toll on the truth.
Even as the FDA continues to crack-down on vaping, it appears ready to allow snus to be sold as what it is: a safer alternative to smoking.