E-cigarette regulation: Teens and trade-offs Remarks from Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller


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E-cigarettes offer adult smokers who are unable or unwilling to give up nicotine a healthier option than traditional tobacco products. However, new evidence has pointed to a significant and unwanted rise in teenage vaping. Policymakers must decide how to best structure balanced policy that curtails youth access while ensuring adult choice. The future of smokers’ access to safer alternatives depends on such a resolution.

At this event, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller will offer remarks on e-cigarette policy, followed by a panel discussion with experts.

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1:45 PM

2:00 PM
Introductory remarks:
Alex Brill, AEI

2:05 PM
Tom Miller, Attorney General, State of Iowa

2:25 PM

2:30 PM
Panel discussion

Stacy Ehrlich, Kleinfeld, Kaplan, and Becker LLP
Sally Satel, AEI
Stan Veuger, AEI

Alex Brill, AEI

3:20 PM

3:30 PM

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Alex Brill is a resident fellow at AEI, where he studies the impact of tax policy on the US economy and the fiscal, economic, and political consequences of tax, budget, health care, retirement security, and trade policies. He also works on health care reform, pharmaceutical spending and drug innovation, and unemployment insurance reform. Mr. Brill is the author of a pro-growth proposal to reduce the corporate tax rate to 25 percent and is the coauthor, with Alan D. Viard, of “The Real Tax Burden: More Than Dollars and Cents” (AEI Press, 2011). He has testified numerous times before Congress on tax policy, labor markets and unemployment insurance, Social Security reform, fiscal stimulus, the manufacturing sector, and biologic drug competition. Before joining AEI, Mr. Brill served as the policy director and chief economist of the US House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee. Previously, he was on the staff of the White House Council of Economic Advisers. He has also served on the staff of the president’s fiscal commission and the Republican Platform Committee.

Stacy Ehrlich is a partner at Kleinfeld Kaplan & Becker LLP. She has been with the firm since 1996. Her practice focuses on counseling and advocating on behalf of pharmaceutical, food, dietary supplement, tobacco, cosmetic, and medical device companies. She has substantial expertise with product approvals, labeling and promotion, over-the-counter switches, food safety and ingredients, and corporate due diligence matters. Ms. Ehrlich is outside counsel for the Council of Independent Tobacco Manufacturers of America and has been involved in the Food and Drug Administration’s regulation of tobacco products since early in the legislative process of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. She regularly speaks and writes on various food and drug law topics, including over-the-counter drug labeling, dietary supplement marketing, nicotine delivery devices, and tobacco product regulation and enforcement. She has authored chapters in multiple Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) publications and multiple editions of “Top 20 Food and Drug Cases and Cases to Watch.” Ms. Ehrlich serves on the board of directors of FDLI and has been named to Best Lawyers in America for FDA Law from 2014 to 2018. Previously, she clerked for the Honorable Alexander B. Denson of the Eastern District of North Carolina and practiced food and drug law at a large DC-based law firm.

Tom Miller is the attorney general of the State of Iowa. After serving as a legal services lawyer and then as the city attorney in McGregor and Marquette, he was first elected attorney general in 1978. In 1991, for four years, he worked at a Des Moines law firm Faegre & Benson and then returned to public service. He is serving his ninth four-year term and is the longest-serving state attorney general in the nation. At the forefront of Mr. Miller’s distinguished public-service career is protecting consumers. He also has a long record of leading cooperative and bipartisan efforts by state attorneys general across the nation to take on some of the country’s largest and most powerful special interests. In 1998, Mr. Miller was a leader in the 46-state, $200 billion settlement with the tobacco industry. He also led many subprime lending and mortgage servicing cases, including the historic $51 billion National Mortgage Settlement in 2012. In addition to Mr. Miller’s consumer-protection efforts, his office prosecutes criminals, provides assistance to crime victims, and represents the state’s legal interests. He earned an undergraduate degree at Loras College and a law degree at Harvard Law School in 1969.

Sally Satel is a resident scholar at AEI and the staff psychiatrist at Partners in Drug Abuse Rehabilitation and Counseling. Dr. Satel was an assistant professor of psychiatry at Yale University from 1988 to 1993. From 1993 to 1994, she was a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow with the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee. She has written widely in academic journals on topics in psychiatry and medicine and has published articles on cultural aspects of medicine and science in numerous magazines and journals. Her essays have appeared in the 2003 and 2008 editions of “Best American Science Writing” (Ecco Press). She has testified before Congress on veterans’ mental health and disability, federal funding for mental health, and substance abuse. Dr. Satel is the author of “Drug Treatment: The Case for Coercion” (AEI Press, 1999) and “PC, M.D.: How Political Correctness Is Corrupting Medicine” (Basic Books, 2000). She is the coauthor of “One Nation Under Therapy” (St. Martin’s Press, 2005) and “The Health Disparity Myth” (AEI Press, 2006) and editor of “When Altruism Isn’t Enough: The Case for Compensating Organ Donors” (AEI Press, 2009). She most recently coauthored “Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience” (Basic Books, 2013).

Stan Veuger is a resident scholar at AEI, where his research is in political economy and public finance. He is also the editor of AEI Economic Perspectives. He has been a visiting lecturer of economics at Harvard University and is a fellow at the Center for the Governance of Change at the IE School of International Relations in Madrid. Dr. Veuger’s research has been published in leading academic and professional journals, including the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, and the Review of Economics and Statistics. He is the editor, with Michael Strain, of “Economic Freedom and Human Flourishing: Perspectives from Political Philosophy” (AEI Press, 2016). He also writes frequently for general audiences on economics, politics, and popular culture. His writing has appeared in Foreign Affairs, the Los Angeles Times, The National Interest, The New York Times, and USA Today, among others. Dr. Veuger serves as the chairman of the Washington, DC, chapter of the Netherland-America Foundation. He received a Ph.D. and an A.M. in economics from Harvard and an M.Sc. in economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He completed his undergraduate education at Utrecht University and Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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