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Micah Berman

Micah Berman

Associate Professor Micah Berman quoted in Columbus Dispatch article discussing hemp cigarettes

Associate Professor Micah Berman was recently quoted in an article by The Columbus Dispatch titled, “Former tobacco executive pitches hemp cigarette in Ohio to curb nicotine addiction.” “If they’re making claims that the product helps people to quit nicotine use, […]

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Associate Professor Micah Berman quoted in Newsweek discussing Joe Biden’s pandemic plan

Associate Professor Micah Berman was recently quoted in an article by Newsweek titled, “Tucker Carlson, Greg Abbott Take Wrecking Ball to Biden’s Pandemic Plans.” Berman said there are potential legal barriers for nationwide health mandates. “An aggressive reading of CDC […]

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Associate Professor Micah Berman quoted in Ohio Capital Journal concerning COVID-19

Associate Professor Micah Berman was recently quoted in Ohio Capital Journal titled, “Lawmakers send bill to governor to kneecap health department authority.” Berman, a public health law professor, said the legislation doesn’t define “quarantine” or “isolation” and that it’s unclear […]

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Associate Professor Micah Berman quoted in Ohio Capital Journal discussing Gov. DeWine’s hires for health department

Associate Professor Micah Berman was recently quoted in an article by the Ohio Capital Journal titled, “DeWine hires attorney with thin public health background to lead health department.” “To me, this is indicative of the lack of respect — or […]

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Associate Professor Micah Berman quoted in article concerning FDA restrictions and COVID-19

Associate Professor Micah Berman holds a joint appointment with The Ohio State University College of Public Health and Moritz. An expert in the area of health law, Berman was recently interviewed for an article in Endpoints News titled, “Azar falls […]

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Associate Professors Micah Berman and Patricia Zettler publish op-ed in Ohio Journal of Public Health

Associate Professors Micah Berman and Patricia Zettler, alongside the OSU-James Comprehensive Cancer Center, recently published an op-ed in the Ohio Journal of Public Health titled, “Law and Ethics During a Public Health Crisis.” “In our view, effectively advocating for public […]

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Coronavirus and the law: what you should know about Ohio’s stay-at-home-order

Professor Micah Berman was recently quoted in an article by FreshWater Cleveland titled, “Coronavirus and the law: what you should know about Ohio’s stay-at-home-order.” In it, Berman outlines the actions taken by federal and state governments concerning the COVID-19 outbreak […]

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Associate Professor Micah Berman quoted in New York Times story discussing the legal age for tobacco sales

Associate Professor Micah Berman was recently quoted in a New York Times article titled, “Congress Approves Raising Age to 21 for E-Cigarette and Tobacco Sales.” Berman, an expert on public health and law, said even with Congress raising the age […]

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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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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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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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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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