Public Health

For Smokers Trying to Quit, Information Could Be Key

Scholar argues that recent FDA regulations may keep smokers in the dark about e-cigarettes.

Bolstering Supplement Regulations

Lawyer argues that United States should ramp up regulation of dietary supplements.

When Public Health Abuses Public Funds

The Supreme Court declines to resolve issue of whether state hospitals can be sued for false insurance claims.

When Cities Regulate

New Philadelphia policies demonstrate the challenges of local regulation.

Encourage Vaping to Help Reduce Smoking

Scholar argues that governments should embrace vaping’s smoking-cessation potential.

Time to Get Graphic with Cigarette Labels?

FDA is years behind in its statutory mandate to put graphic warnings on cigarette labels.

Do We Know How Risky E-Cigarettes Are?

E-cigarettes are less dangerous than is generally believed, posing a unique information challenge for regulators.

A More Holistic Definition of “Healthy”

Regulator solicits input on a new rule defining when foods could be considered “healthy.”

NYC Bill Would Have Kids Trade Calories for Toys

New research finds that kids would consume fewer calories under proposed fast-food standards.

Applying Tobacco Tax Lessons to Sugary Drinks

Scholar says price minimums and prohibitions on discounts must accompany sugary beverage taxes.

Last Licks for Baseball’s Chewing Tobacco Habit

City and state officials seek to ban chewing tobacco from sports stadiums around the country.

How to Prevent Another Measles Outbreak

Scholar urges states to restrict generous vaccine exemptions in the wake of measles comeback.