Briefing Room

Micah Berman

Anti-smoking advocates bemoan “faltering” pace of FDA action

Professor Micah Berman holds a joint appointment with The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and the College of Public Health.  He was recently quoted in the Associated Press article, Anti-smoking advocates bemoan “faltering” pace of FDA action. “FDA was […]

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Micah Berman

When writing a federal Tobacco 21 law, less is more

Associate Professor Micah Berman and Assistant Professor Holly Jarman (University of Michigan) collaborated for an online op-ed with The Hill titled,  When writing a federal Tobacco 21 law, less is more. “As public health academics, we were initially startled that McConnell, […]

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Micah Berman

Gov. Mike DeWine’s vow to protect pre-existing condition coverage may bring unwanted side effects

“It would be kind of mass confusion as to which plans could possibly be covered by state law, and probably a new set of legal challenges,” Berman said. “It’s extremely difficult to do on the state level.”

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Micah Berman

Clearing the air about e-cigarettes, vaping, nicotine and health

“It seems to be that nicotine exposure in kids is linked to development in mood disorders, attention disorders, other drug-seeking behaviors,” Berman said.

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Micah Berman

Flavored vapes draw FDA ire, with some exceptions

“There’s a lot more that the FDA could do, and I think the exception for menthol is problematic,” Berman said. 

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Micah Berman

What it means that the Surgeon General now calls vaping an ‘epidemic’

“They are a tool used by the Surgeon General to call attention to an issue and to provide guidance to the public,” Berman said. “They are only issued rarely, when immediate action is called for—which is what makes them so noteworthy.”

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Micah Berman

Juul’s New Product: Less Nicotine, More Intense Vapor

Professor Micah Berman was quoted in a New York Times article titled, Juul’s New Product: Less Nicotine, More Intense Vapor.

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Micah Berman

E-Cig Users Are Already Searching for Ways Around Coming U.S. Sales Restrictions

Professor Micah Berman was quoted in a Bloomberg article titled, E-Cig Users Are Already Searching for Ways Around Coming U.S. Sales Restrictions.

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Micah Berman

A spike in underage vaping prompts FDA to restrict flavored e-cigarette products

Professor Micah Berman was quoted in an article in The Verge titled, A spike in underage vaping prompts FDA to restrict flavored e-cigarette products.

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Micah Berman

FDA Walks A Tightrope In Moves To Ban Menthol, Limit E-Cigs

Professor Micah Berman was quoted in a Law360 article titled, FDA Walks A Tightrope In Moves To Ban Menthol, Limit E-Cigs.

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Micah Berman

Professor Micah Berman receives award from the National Cancer Institute

Professor Micah Berman was named the recipient of a K07 career development award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for his project “Designing a Comprehensive Framework for the Evaluation of Tobacco Products.”

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Micah Berman

Berman’s Letter to the Editor on Regulating E-Cigarettes Runs in New York Times

Assistant Professor of Public Health and Law Micah Berman wrote a letter to the editor in response to a New York Times op-ed on conflicting approaches to e-cigarettes in the United States and Britain.

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