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In this episode of The Heartland Institute’s weekly Budget & Tax News podcast, research fellow and managing editor Jesse Hathaway talks with Donald Larson, a candidate running to represent Ohio’s 9th Congressional District, about his political campaign’s focus on e-cigarettes and regulatory overreach.
Larson, a local businessman, says he became interested in e-cigarettes and tobacco harm reduction after talking with voters in his neighborhood, coming to the conclusion that government policies such as the Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) recently enacted “deeming rule” were unnecessarily putting people’s lives at risk and costing small business owners time and money.
If elected in November, Larson says he will work to roll back the “regulation nation,” including FDA’s rules on e-cigarettes and unpasteurized milk, enabling consumers to enjoy the products they wish to purchase by getting government out of the way wherever possible.