CSG Policy Workshop: e-Cigarette Regulation and Taxation

The use of electronic cigarettes—or “vaping”—has exploded in recent years among both youth and adults. In the absence of clear federal regulations, state policymakers have struggled with how best to approach the taxation and regulation of the devices. Attendees will hear from state leaders, experts, law enforcement and federal representatives who will discuss how states are currently taxing e-cigarettes and restricting their sales to minors. The presenters will also describe what the future may hold for regulating consumption and marketing and manufacturing devices.


Frank Chaloupka, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Economics, University of Illinois at Chicago

  Download the presentation "Taxing E-Cigarettes – Options & Potential Impact" in PDF (without audio) as a Video (with audio) 

Rep. Ed Clere, Indiana


Rep. Mike Freiberg, Minnesota


  Download the presentation "Packaging Requirements for Liquid Nicotine" in PDF (without audio) as a Video (with audio) 

Joseph HenchmanVice President, Legal & State Projects, Tax Foundation

Corinne Husten, Senior Medical Advisor, Office of the Center Director, FDA Center for Tobacco Products 

  Download the presentation "The FDA Center for Tobacco Products: Its Role in Reducing Tobacco Use" in PDF (without audio) as a Video (with audio) 


Presenters' Biographies

Frank Chaloupka

Chaloupka directs the Institute for Health Research and Policy’s Health Policy Center at the University  of Illinois at Chicago and is the principal investigator of Tobacconomics, economic research that informs tobacco control policy. Since 1997, he has co-directed an interdisciplinary national research program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to improve understanding of the influences of policy, programs, and environment on youth health behavior. He is an internationally respected scientist in the area of tobacco control.

Rep. Ed Clere, Indiana

Rep. Clere is serving his fourth term in the Indiana House of Representatives where he is a member of the House Education, Public Health and Public Policy committees. He is co-chair of the CSG Health Public Policy Committee. 

Rep. Mike Freiberg, Minnesota

Freiberg was elected in 2012.  Because of his experience in local government, Mike was immediately named Vice Chair of the Government Operations Committee and has played a key role in many important pieces of legislation. In his day job, Mike works as an attorney for a nonprofit organization committed to improving public health.  He has also worked as an Adjunct Law Professor at William Mitchell, teaching courses in Legislation and Public Health Law.  In the past, he worked as a legislative aide for a member of Congress, specializing in education and health care.

Joseph Henchman

Henchman analyzes state tax trends, constitutional issues and tax law developments. He has testified or presented to officials in 31 states, testified before Congress six times and has written more than 75 major studies on tax policy. Since 2011, he has also served as Tax Foundation's vice president of operations.

Corinne Husten

Dr. Husten is Senior Medical Advisor at the Center for Tobacco Products within the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.