- FAMRI Center
Big tobacco's rightwing pals (and fundees) aggressively supporting e-cigs; some things never change
Just as e-cigarette advertising is modeled on the most aggressive of old-fashioned cigarette advertising, the e-cigarette companies (which are, increasingly owned by cigarette companies) are mobilizing the same network of right-wing think tanks that the cigarette companies have used for years to push their policy agenda, often linked with the tobacco companies' development of the Tea Party and related groups. John Mashey, a member of the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education's Advisory Committee, sent me a few good examples.
Heartland Institute (tobacco documents):
Competitive Enterprise Institute (tobacco documents)
CATO Institute (tobacco documents)
National Center for Public Policy Research (my addition; tobacco documents)
The more things change the more they stay the same. (And, of course, there are lots more examples.)