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STRONGER Protections May Be Answer to Drug Patent Trolls

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When Congress addressed patent reform earlier this decade, their attempt to stop “patent trolls” culminated in a law that the National Center’s Jeff Stier says ended up being “a solution in search of a problem.”  As a result, there are now patents at an increased risk of being trolled unless ...
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NYC Moves to Snuff Out E-Cigs: “What Are They Smoking?”

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The U.S. and U.K. governments see lower-risk nicotine products as a tool to bring smoking-related diseases down to levels not seen in generations.  But in New York City, legislators want to recklessly regulate responsible vape retailers out of existence.  What are they smoking? Jeff Stier, the director of the National ...
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Does the Government Think You Can Handle the Truth?

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Can you trust the government to tell you the truth about smoking?  Jeff Stier, the Director of the Risk Analysis Division at the National Center for Public Policy Research, says a new Department of Defense anti-smoking program - UCanQuit2.org - won’t admit that e-cigarettes are less harmful than regular cigarettes ...
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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 month, the government of Taiwan proposed an all out ban ...
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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 Forum, headed by Douglas Holtz-Eakin, former Director of the Congressional Budget ...
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Impending Announcement by U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy on E-Cigarettes Draws Statement by Jeff Stier of the National Center for Public Policy Research

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Washington, D.C. / New York, NY - United States Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy is expected to make an announcement this morning regarding e-cigarettes. Jeff Stier, director of the Risk Analysis Division at the National Center for Public Policy Research, a nationally-recognized authority on e-cigarette policy, is available to comment ...
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Time to Lower the Cost of Back-to-School Dental Checkups

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Innovation in Dental Practice Management Saves Money on Management Costs Such as Billing and Ordering Supplies Lower Costs are Passed Along to Patients But Old-Guard Dental Practices Are Lobbying Legislatures to Ban this Innovation They Want to Keep Prices, and Profits, Higher National Center's Jeff Stier Asks Legislatures Not to ...
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Regulating Pleasure: National Center for Public Policy Research Sponsors a Debate with Consumers, Public Health and Policy Experts at London’s Royal Society of Medicine

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When Setting Regulatory Policy, How Do We Protect Health and Consumer Freedom to Pursue Pleasure? London, England - In a world first, a broad range of experts will meet in London July 13 at the Royal Society of Medicine to discuss and debate the best way forward for society to ...
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The Nanny State Advances: Statement on Passage of Anti-Soda Tax in Philadelphia

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New York, NY / Washington, D.C. - In the first success of its nature for "nanny state" advocates after many years of trying, Philadelphia Thursday became the first major city to attempt to control the non-alcoholic drink choices of its residents by enacting a 1.5-cent-per-ounce tax on soda, tea, sports ...
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Liberals Claim Privacy is More Important than the Lives of Babies, Less Important than Mandatory Recycling

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How would you feel about your local police department regularly going through your trash? New York city residents don't wonder -- it's happening now under the regime of left-wing mayor Bill de Blasio. Funny thing about liberals. They are so big on "privacy" they invented it as a constitutional right ...
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Will Your Cell Phone Cause You to Develop Cancer?

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Last Friday, May 27, Jeff Stier, the Risk Analysis Director at the National Center for Public Policy Research, appeared on CNBC to discuss a new NIH study regarding the link between cell phones and cancer in rats. Jeff thought the study was completely irrelevant to humans, unless those humans own cellphone-using rats: ...
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Congress Must Act Quickly To Halt FDA’s Upcoming Regulation To Kill E-Cigarettes

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FDA Release of E-Cigarette Rules "Imminent" House Appropriations Committee Can Take Steps to Deter FDA FY2017 Agriculture Appropriations Bill To Be Debated in Committee Next Wednesday Washington, D.C. / New York, NY - The Food and Drug Administration's Center for Tobacco Products will soon publish its so-called "Deeming Regulations," the ...
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E-Cigarettes May Soon be Banned in the United States

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The National Center's Risk Analysis Director, Jeff Stier, tells me that e-cigarettes may soon be banned in the United States. This will set up a ludicrous situation in which e-cigarettes, which deliver nicotine to users without cancer-causing tobacco carcinogens or any smoke (including second-hand smoke), are banned, while tobacco cigarettes ...
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War on Food and Free Speech Continues: Nanny State Activists Got Whistleblower Journalist ‘Disinvited’ from Consumer Federation of America National Conference

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Journalist Has Uncovered Shoddy Science in Government Nutrition Advice That Led Americans to Avoid Certain Fats in Favor of Carbohydrates Bad Advice in Part Led to Expanded Obesity, Diabetes Rates But Nanny State Activists Want Americans to Rely on Government for Food Advice Whistleblower Reporting About Bad Science is Extremely ...
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Starbucks May Soon Have the World’s Largest Menu

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Does the fact that there are 36,000 possible Frappuccino combinations at Starbucks mean that Starbucks soon must print the calorie count for all 36,000 combinations on its menu, under little-known regulations brought to us by the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)? Apparently so. It's going to be interesting to see what ...
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Nannystaters Try Censorship Again, Put Lives at Stake

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The National Center's Jeff Stier is in Salt Lake City today, where he and a group of about thirty people politely, and silently, held signs opposing a massive 86.5 percent tax hike on e-cigarettes, the tobacco-free devices that permit people who are addicted to nicotine to get that nicotine "fix" ...
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Supporters of Health Benefits of E-Cigarettes as Alternative to Tobacco to Speak at Utah State Capitol February 17

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Salt Lake City, UT - On Wednesday, Feb. 17th, National Center for Public Policy Research Senior Fellow Jeff Stier will join the Utah Smoke-Free Association and the Utah chapter of the Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) in Salt Lake City to take on opponents of e-cigarettes, highlighting the safe ...
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About the Risk Analysis Division (RAD)

The Risk Analysis Division (RAD) considers health policies such as food, nutrition, tobacco and e-cigarettes, pharmaceutical and environmental issues, from a free-market and science-based perspective.

Public health groups in the U.S. and around the world tend to be dominated by a view that we always need more regulation and the private sector is usually the enemy. RAD believes that policy-makers often don’t consider the unintended consequences of heavy-handed regulations and how private sector innovation, when regulated with the appropriate light-touch, can improve our lives.

RAD’s deep analysis of today’s most complex health policy matters challenges the stale thinking of the dominantly left-leaning public health policy industry. Stier’s serious approach to these topics is often described as a breath of fresh air on important and timely policy debates.

Jeff Stier’s published articles on these topics are compiled on his website.

JEFF STIER

SENIOR FELLOW & RISK ANALYSIS DIVISION DIRECTOR

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