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PA – 40% of nothing is nothing!

Last September in a House Finance Committee hearing, PA Representative Matt Gabler (R, PA-H075) clearly articulated a few key problems surrounding the implementation of the state’s 40% wholesale tax on vapor products. Although his assessment purposely did not account for the public health impact of this devastating tax, the impact on consumers is implied–vapor products will be difficult to purchase. …

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CASAA Testimony to Philadelphia City Council Regarding Proposed Ordinance to Ban E-Cigarette Use Wherever Smoking is Prohibited

Testimony of Carl V. Phillips, PhD, Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA) to the Philadelphia City Council regarding e-cigarettes (in opposition to Bill No. 14009500 and in opposition unless amended to Bill No. 14009600) 11 March 2014 My name is Carl V Phillips, PhD.  I currently live in xxx, New Hampshire, but have close ties to Philadelphia and until …

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E-cigarettes: a safer alternative to smoking?

Fox New 43 PennsylvaniaTrang DoFebruary 25, 2013 Sales of electronic cigarettes are expected to reach $1 billion this year. Though they’re increasing in popularity, they’re not without controversy.  “Finally, smokers have a real alternative,” a narrator says on a commercial for NJOY electronic cigarettes. Some even have celebrity endorsements, like actor Stephen Dorff for Blu e-cigs.  “C’mon guys! Rise from …

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