Why Would Taiwan Ban E-Cigarettes?

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The body of scientific evidence keeps getting more robust. E-cigarettes are dramatically less harmful than cigarettes, they are helping smokers quit, and are not a gateway to smoking. Yet ideological opposition persists, and is influencing governments around the world. Last ...
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Shining a Light on Midnight Regulations

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Much has been made about the unprecedented number of Obama Administration “midnight regulations,” those rules issued between Election Day and the Trump inauguration. The Obama administration issued an estimated $157 billion worth of midnight regulations, according to the American Action ...
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Pointing Out Harm Reduction Gains

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Tobacco harm reduction is one of the most important issues to the Risk Analysis Division. We believe that proper (limited) regulation of reduced risk products such as e-cigarettes and snus, a type of smokeless tobacco, can save more lives than ...
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Ban Flavored E-cigarettes?

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Cities and states around the country are considering banning the sale of flavored e-cigarettes. The city of Minneapolis, for instance, is considering legislation on the issue this week. In my letter to the bill’s sponsors I explain why doing so ...
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What Do Corky the Orca and Hercules the Chimpanzee Have in Common?

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What do Corky the orca and Hercules the chimpanzee have in common? You’ll have to read my op-ed in today’s San Diego Union-Tribune. In the piece, I explain how current legal developments that will play out over the next weeks ...
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New York Times Columnist, Nanny State Foodie War-Monger

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Imagine that. A New York Times columnist is a self-proclaimed leader of the left-wing politicization of food. In Forbesbook review together with Julie Kelly, we explain how Mark Bittman is the foodie version of a war-monger. “There’s a war here,” the New ...
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RAD Calls Out Caving Corporations

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“More Saving. More Doing.” That’s the Home Depot slogan. But after reading this NRO op-ed I co-authored with the Hoover Institution’s Dr. Henry I. Miller, you might think it should be, “More Caving. Less Flooring.” And of course, Lowe’s, “Never ...
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Celebrity Chef Tom Colicchio Divides Us Between Red Plates and Blue Plates

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In a National Review piece just out today, food writer Julie Kelly and I review the divisive activism of celebrity chef and MSNBC food correspondent Tom Colicchio. We write that, If you’re looking for practical dinner advice, look elsewhere. I’m confident that ...
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Upset with Ringling Bros. for Taking Elephants out of the Circus? Blame PETA Instead

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In an op-ed for USA Today, I remind readers that radical animal rights activists are to blame for the loss of elephants in the Ringling Bros. circus. For all the families who have yet to take their children to a Ringling ...
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Risk Analysis Division’s Comments to Consumer Product Safety Commission on Proposed Chemical Ban

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Below are the comments submitted by RAD to the Consumer Product Safety Commission in response to a proposed rule to ban children’s toys and child care articles containing specified phthalates. I am writing on behalf of the Risk Analysis Division ...
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