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What Vaping Did [Video]

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We’re repeating the mistakes of the war on drugs.
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The war on drugs is winding down, and the war on tobacco is ramping up. E-cigarettes, a safer nicotine-delivery alternative, have contributed to plummeting use of traditional cigarette smoking. Yet the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has effectively made it harder for cigarette smokers to switch by limiting vapes from the market. The agency also recently announced a ban on menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars, which will push more products onto the black market, with all sorts of unintended consequences.

“As tobacco, e-cigarettes, and e-liquids transition from legal to illicit, law enforcement agencies will more aggressively interfere with production, distribution, retail sales, and in some cases even individual use,” wrote Jacob Grier, author of The Rediscovery of Tobacco: Smoking, Vaping, and the Creative Destruction of the Cigarette, in a recent issue of Reason. And there’s no way to know how far police will go when black market purveyors inadvertently break the law by selling banned smoking products.

There’s overwhelming evidence that vaping is safer than smoking regular cigarettes, and that policymakers should be making it easier for Americans to switch. “Vaping isn’t completely risk-free but is far less harmful than smoking tobacco,” according to the British Royal College of Physicians.

“Laboratory tests of e-cigarette ingredients, in vitro toxicological tests, and short-term human studies suggest that e-cigarettes are likely to be far less harmful than combustible tobacco cigarettes,” according to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

“We are in this kind of collective hysterical mindset that really resembles what happened with the war on drugs, back in the late eighties and nineties,” says Ethan Nadelmann, the founder and former director of the Drug Policy Alliance and a central figure in the unwinding of America’s longest war.

By banning options that smokers overwhelmingly prefer, and leaving the traditional cigarette untouched, the FDA is repeating the mistakes of the drug war, says Nadelmann.

“Every society needs a boogeyman.”

Photo Credit: Ingram Publishing/Newscom

Music Credits: “Darkness – Light – Darkness” by SAINT-SAMUEL via Artlist; “Float” by Notize via Artlist; “This Will Be the End” by Shahead Mostafafar via Artlist; “Future City” by Maik Thomas via Artlist; “The Cat and the Panther” by The Original Orchestra feat. Ian Post via Artlist; “Toronto” by Anton Vlasov via Artlist; “Bad News” by Nick Kelly via Artlist; “Beyond” by Stanley Gurvich via Artlist; “Scavenger” by Notize via Artlist; “Apparation” by Stanley Gurvich via Artlist; “A Tender Heart” by The David Roy Collective via Artlist;”Intrepid” by Brianna Tam via Artlist

Written and narrated by Natalie Dowzicky; edited by Danielle Thompson.

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Monetary Metals CEO Keith Weiner defends the future of gold against bitcoin podcaster Pierre Rochard.https://reason.com/video/2022/08/08/gold-vs-bitcoin-a-soho-forum-debate/?post_type=video------------------Will gold remain an important form of money, or are cryptocurrencies like bitcoin set to overtake it? That was the subject of a Soho Forum debate held on July 26 at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, as part of Mises University, an annual instructional program in the Austrian school of economics attended by over 80 accepted students from around the country.Keith Weiner, CEO of Monetary Metals, defended the resolution: "Gold will remain an important form of money in the 21st century." Weiner took the position that gold is poised to hold on to the monetary status it's enjoyed for the past 5,000 years and that its recent performance only confirms why.Pierre Rochard, co-host of the Bitcoin for Advisors podcast, took the negative, arguing that the technological advantages of bitcoin will make it the preferred medium of exchange in a post-dollar world.This debate was moderated by Soho Forum director Gene Epstein.Narrated by Nick Gillespie; edited by Clay Barnett and John OsterhoudtPhoto: The Mises Institute; Kirez, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons; Rangan Datta Wiki, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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We're repeating the mistakes of the war on drugs.----------------https://reason.com/----------------The war on drugs is winding down, and the war on tobacco is ramping up. E-cigarettes, a safer nicotine-delivery alternative, have contributed to plummeting use of traditional cigarette smoking. Yet the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has effectively made it harder for cigarette smokers to switch by limiting vapes from the market. The agency also recently announced a ban on menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars, which will push more products onto the black market, with all sorts of unintended consequences."As tobacco, e-cigarettes, and e-liquids transition from legal to illicit, law enforcement agencies will more aggressively interfere with production, distribution, retail sales, and in some cases even individual use," wrote Jacob Grier, author of The Rediscovery of Tobacco: Smoking, Vaping, and the Creative Destruction of the Cigarette, in a recent issue of Reason. And there's no way to know how far police will go when black market purveyors inadvertently break the law by selling banned smoking products.There's overwhelming evidence that vaping is safer than smoking regular cigarettes, and that policymakers should be making it easier for Americans to switch. "Vaping isn't completely risk-free but is far less harmful than smoking tobacco," according to the British Royal College of Physicians."Laboratory tests of e-cigarette ingredients, in vitro toxicological tests, and short-term human studies suggest that e-cigarettes are likely to be far less harmful than combustible tobacco cigarettes," according to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine."We are in this kind of collective hysterical mindset that really resembles what happened with the war on drugs, back in the late eighties and nineties," says Ethan Nadelmann, the founder and former director of the Drug Policy Alliance and a central figure in the unwinding of America's longest war.By banning options that smokers overwhelmingly prefer, and leaving the traditional cigarette untouched, the FDA is repeating the mistakes of the drug war, says Nadelmann."Every society needs a boogeyman."Photo Credit: Ingram Publishing/NewscomMusic Credits: "Darkness - Light - Darkness" by SAINT-SAMUEL via Artlist; "Float" by Notize via Artlist; "This Will Be the End" by Shahead Mostafafar via Artlist; "Future City" by Maik Thomas via Artlist; "The Cat and the Panther" by The Original Orchestra feat. Ian Post via Artlist; "Toronto" by Anton Vlasov via Artlist; "Bad News" by Nick Kelly via Artlist; "Beyond" by Stanley Gurvich via Artlist; "Scavenger" by Notize via Artlist; "Apparation" by Stanley Gurvich via Artlist; "A Tender Heart" by The David Roy Collective via Artlist;"Intrepid" by Brianna Tam via ArtlistWritten and narrated by Natalie Dowzicky; edited by Danielle Thompson.

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