Watch Panel Discussion: Vaping, Tobacco Harm Reduction and the Coronavirus Pandemic
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Watch Panel Discussion: Vaping, Tobacco Harm Reduction and the Coronavirus Pandemic

Discussion on what is known about the coronavirus and vaping at this time, the impact misinformation is having on tobacco harm reduction, and regulating alternative nicotine products in the age of COVID-19.

Numerous sources have suggested vaping could be a risk factor for either contracting or increasing the severity of COVID-19. Some politicians have gone so far as to demand the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) temporarily ban e-cigarettes until the coronavirus pandemic subsides. And the World Health Organization (WHO) claims the tobacco industry is creating doubt about the risks of nicotine and tobacco product use and COVID-19.

Watch this panel discussion on what is actually known about coronavirus and vaping at this time, the impact misinformation is having on tobacco harm reduction, and how policymakers should consider regulating alternative nicotine products in the age of COVID-19. The discussion features:

  • Guy Bentley, Director of Consumer Freedom Research, Reason Foundation
  • Sally Satel, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
  • Michelle Minton, Senior Fellow, Competitive Enterprise Institute
  • Tim Andrews, Executive Director, Taxpayers Protection Alliance

Guy Bentley is the director of consumer freedom research at Reason Foundation. Bentley's research focuses on the taxation and regulation of nicotine, tobacco, alcohol, and food.