CASAA’s Jan Johnson and Alex Clark discuss legislative- and advocacy-related matters of current interest to CASAA members and THR (tobacco harm reduction) advocates. via CASAA: CASAA Podcast Update April 20, 2015.
Conclusion Policymakers have long sought to reduce the economic damage due to the negative health impact of smoking. They have used tactics ranging from cigarette excise taxes to subsidizing nicotine replacement therapies. To be sure, smoking prevalence has fallen over time, but there is more that can be done, especially […]
I’ve posted this article because it illustrates what States are facing now: Debt from Big Tobacco. The compensation to States comes in yearly, relying on tax on tobacco products. As fewer smokers in the US is the trend, those States that borrowed on future revenue are in big trouble. Now […]
E-cigarette Research. Bookmark that one. Dr Farsolino is among a host of medical professionals who are confident in their statements about the safety of using personal vaping devices. This page will help you find the the data to confront the publicized opinions (Google Stanton Glantz), commentary and downright false claims […]
Opinion | A new approach to tobacco harm reduction [EXCERPT] According to a new study, the most effective method of cigarette cessation might be battery powered: The advent of e-cigarette technology offers a promising—albeit unconventional—approach to tobacco harm reduction. If you question the logic of “e-cigs” as a way to […]
Go Greg! [excerpt] “The government is the biggest player in the tobacco industry because they get around $40 billion annually from tobacco,” Conley said. “The tobacco industry, meanwhile, nets only $9 billion in profits. So the state and federal governments have a huge role in not seeing cigarette sales decline.” […]
[excerpt] If the text service seems like it was written for teenagers, that’s because it was. The National Institute of Health developed the program in 2011 as a way of cutting back on the teen tobacco rate. Texts saying “We know it’s not easy but it’s totally worth it,” “your […]
http://tctactics.org/index.php/Critical_Scientists While the main stream is still at the early stages of general knowledge of vaping, many in the anti-smoking field are actively fighting smoke free alternatives like my fave: Personal Vaping Devices. Elected officials are passing judgement and making policy rules on a subject they are uniformed with. […]
E-cig, Vape Users Brace for FDA Regulations | Houston Press. [excerpt] Thomas McCool, who opened New Element Fine Vapors on Richmond three months ago, says he’s a fan of regulations as long as they’re fair. Some mom and pop shops will mix blends with up to 36 milligrams of […]
TOBACCO MASTER SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT PAYMENTS RECEIVED BY STATE, COUNTIES AND CITIES – 1999-2000 >>CALIFORNIA<< via Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement Payments to Counties and Cities 1999-2013 – TMSAPC_REV.pdf.