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Tholos Foundation Weighs in On Flavor Ban Proposal in the Netherlands

This morning, the Tholos Foundation submitted comments to the Netherlands’ Ministry of Health, Welfare, and Sport public consultation regarding a proposed regulation that would prohibit non-tobacco flavors in e-cigarettes. Karl Abramson, Tholos’ Consumer Issues Fellow, wrote the submission and released this statement: “Flavor bans have proven, real-world consequences. We know…

UN Chief’s Tone-Deaf Gas Tax Declaration Would Exacerbate Inflation

By Rowan Saydlowski In a speech earlier this month, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called on “all governments” around the world to increase taxes on energy companies, a policy which would only exacerbate the current energy price spike. At the launch of the third brief of the UN’s Global…

Tholos Authors Letter to Colombian Lawmakers on E-Cigarette Tax Hike Proposal

This morning, the Tholos Foundation sent a letter to key members of Colombia’s Senate and House of Representatives regarding a proposal to implement an e-cigarette tax and increase the current tax rate on tobacco products. “E-cigarette taxes are a proven way to increase smoking rates, thereby increasing smoking-related disease…

Tholos Foundation Highlights Harm Reduction in Letter to Irish Health Minister Donnelly

This morning, the Tholos Foundation sent a letter to Ireland’s Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, sharing concerns about potential vape flavor ban legislation in Ireland. Banning flavored nicotine vaping products hurts public health by increasing smoking and weakens national security because of increased illicit market activity. “Following the Oireachtas Health…

Tholos Foundation Partners on International Tax Burden Index, USA Ranks Second-Best

The Tholos Foundation partnered with the Paris-based free-market think tank Institut économique Molinari (IEM) for the publication of the second edition of “The Tax Burden on Global Workers: A Comparative Index,” authored by James Rogers and Nicolas Marques of IEM. In the index, South Africa and the United…

Tholos Statement on Proposed Vape Legalization in Thailand

Earlier today, the Tholos Foundation sent a letter to members of Thailand’s National Assembly, articulating the benefits of tobacco harm reduction and highlighting crucial evidence regarding a legislative proposal that would legalize and regulate e-cigarettes in the country. “Thailand’s legislative proposal is indicative of a larger shift in e-cigarette policy…

Tholos Statement on E-Cigarette Legalization in the Philippines

Yesterday, legislation in the Philippines that legalizes e-cigarette sale, distribution, and use officially became law after two Presidents elected not to veto the legislation. The Tholos Foundation sent a letter to President Duterte on June 3rd, 2022, encouraging him to consider the benefits that e-cigarette legalization would have on public…

Tholos Submits Opinion to Bangladesh Regarding E-Cigarette and HNB Prohibition

Earlier today, the Tholos Foundation submitted official comments to the Healthy Ministry of Bangladesh in regards to the proposed ban on e-cigarettes, heat-not-burn products, and oral nicotine pouches. The submission aimed at educating Bangladeshi health officials and lawmakers about the health benefits that current cigarette smokers can achieve by switching…

Tholos Foundation Submission Informs European Commission of THR Benefits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 10, 2022 Today, the Tholos Foundation submitted comments to the European Commission’s request for feedback on the legislative framework for tobacco control in Europe. In the submission, Tholos’ Consumer Policy Fellow Karl Abramson offered scientific studies and proven data showing the public health benefits that come…

Tholos Statement on Sweden Protecting Flavored Vape Access

NEWS RELEASE: June 21, 2022 Contact: Tim Andrews [email protected] (Director of Consumer Issues, Tholos Foundation) Stockholm, Sweden – Earlier today, Sweden’s national legislature, the Riksdag, voted down a measure to ban all flavored nicotine-containing vape liquid. The Tholos Foundation would like to highlight the position held…