Tag: vaping

  • TV Debate: Is vaping better than smoking?

    TV Debate: Is vaping better than smoking?

    Is vaping safer than smoking? Obviously YES. Nicotine is not your enemy. But watch me debate those who think differently: Prof. Stanton Glantz, Stanford and Sheila Duffy of Action on Smoking and Health, Scotland. It’s Consumer Choice vs. neoprohibitionism. Who wins? YouTube: X:

  • Vermont can’t afford to import prohibitionist policies on flavored vapes

    Vermont can’t afford to import prohibitionist policies on flavored vapes

    Banning products will not make them go away. It will only create incentives for illicit markets to offer them to adult or high school students alike. In 2013, Vermont became a New England leader by loosening its laws on cannabis possession, making it the first to do so by a legislative vote.  Reporting on these…

  • Fun Police Episode 2: The Billionaire

    Fun Police Episode 2: The Billionaire

    Fun Police Episode 2: The Billionaire Every prohibitionist movement needs its funders. Its moneymen. Usually, there are powerful industrialists who’ve made it big and are “giving back” by restricting choices of the little people. For popular movements against alcohol in the 1900s, Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, and Henry Ford were the principal philanthropists. Neoprohibitionists…

  • Checking in on Michael Bloomberg’s multi-million dollar global crusade against harm reduction

    Checking in on Michael Bloomberg’s multi-million dollar global crusade against harm reduction

    For years, we’ve covered the extent of former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg’s multi-million dollar campaigns to try to shape the lives of ordinary consumers. What began as an erstwhile nanny state campaign on Big Gulps in New York City has ballooned into a massively funded operation that uses grants and NGO funding on…

  • Vaping advocacy interview on Wednesday Night Live

    Vaping advocacy interview on Wednesday Night Live

    This week I was invited on the podcast and live YouTube show “Wednesday Night Live,” talking all things vaping, harm reduction, innovation, and advocacy. It was a fun, live chat that lasted 2 hours! Oh boy. Enjoy below: