Vaping, E-Cigarettes, and Public Policy Toward Alternatives to Smoking
By Dr. Brad Rodu, Matthew Glans, Lindsey Stroud
Dr. Brad Rodu is a senior fellow of The Heartland Institute and holds the Endowed Chair in Tobacco Harm Reduction Research at the University of Louisville’s James Graham Brown Cancer Center.
Matthew Glans joined the staff of The Heartland Institute in November 2007 as legislative specialist for insurance and finance. In 2012 Glans was named senior policy analyst.
Lindsey Stroud is the government relations coordinator for the Government Relations Department at The Heartland Institute.
Policymakers should be mindful of the extensive research that supports tobacco harm reduction and understand that bans, excessive regulations, or high taxes on e-cigarettes could encourage smokers to stay with more-harmful traditional cigarettes.
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Vaping E-Cigarettes and Public Policy