Consumer Choice Radio EP40: Jacob Grier on the Rediscovery of Tobacco, Cocktail Culture, 2020 Party Hopping

Consumer Choice Radio, hosted by Yaël Ossowski (@YaelOss) & David Clement (@ClementLiberty).

INTERVIEW: Jacob Grier (@jacobgrier) – He writes about tobacco, public policy, and other vices. His articles have appeared at Slate, Reason, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Daily Beast, and many other publications.



  • The intersection between tobacco, vaping, and public policy 
  • The real tobacco control movement
  • Flavor bans, black markets, lung illnesses
  • Reviewing whiskey, cocktail recipes for the people
  • Hard seltzers: good or bad for civilization
  • Drinks-to-go and alcohol reform
  • The City of Portland, Pandemic, and Protests
  • Politics consuming culture
  • Why a Libertarian is voting for Joe Biden

Broadcast on The Big Talker 106.7 WFBT FM on October 10, 2020.

Watch the clip on YouTube.




Yaël Ossowski is a journalist, writer, and consumer advocate. His writings and interviews have appeared in newspapers, magazines, and online outlets across the world in multiple languages. He is the founder and editor of Devolution Review and deputy director at the Consumer Choice Center. He was previously a national investigative reporter at He has a Master’s Degree in Philosophy, Politics, Economics (PPE) from the CEVRO Institute in Prague, and a Bachelor's in Political Science from Concordia University, Montreal. He currently splits his time between Vienna, Austria and Charlotte, North Carolina.
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