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Month: November 2017

Statewide ban on vaping indoors is now in effect

TIMES-UNION: “If public health is the ultimate goal, why would the state enact legislation that limits vape use and discourages the transition from smoking to vaping?” David Clement of the Consumer Choice Center said last month

Statewide ban on e-cigarettes indoors in New York starts today

POST-STANDARD: “If public health is the ultimate goal, why would the state enact legislation that limits vape use and discourages the transition from smoking to vaping?” David Clement, North American affairs manager of the Consumer Choice Center, said last month.

Should the government spend money to lobby itself?

HAMILTON SPECTATOR: When we see campaigns like Freeze The Industry we need to ask some tough questions. Why is the government spending money to lobby itself?

Should the government spend money to lobby itself?

WATERLOO CHRONICLE: When we see campaigns like Freeze The Industry we need to ask some tough questions. Why is the government spending money to lobby itself?

Regulatory Capture in European Evidence-Based Policy Making

IREF: The evidence used in policy making then ought not to be taken at face value, given the vested interests at play. There is a role for scrutiny of the evidence used in policy proposals, as well as investigating the incentives for the interest groups who are benefitting from them.

Kommt aus Brüssel bald das Verbot des elektrischen Händetrockners?

HUFFINGTON POST GERMANY: Das Für und Wider beider Technologien sollte von gastronomischen Betrieben, öffentlichen Einrichtungen und Flughäfen getroffen werden. Es wäre schade für Fortschritt und Umwelt, wenn die Einzelinteressen der Papierindustrie dem hygienischen und einfachen Händetrocknen ein Ende bereiten würden.

Le sèche-mains électrique dans le collimateur des écolos

CONTREPOINTS: Les sèche-mains automatiques se font attaquer à cause de mythes propagés sur leurs “risques” : une tentative de légiférer de nouveau sur l’innovation technologique.

Libéralisation du marché de bus: la Commission européenne reconnaît le succès du modèle franco-allemand

CAFE BABEL: La Commission européenne vient de décider que la libéralisation du marché du bus sur le continent, tel qu’il est déjà pratiqué en France et en Allemagne, sera avantageuse pour les consommateurs. Elle a parfaitement raison.

Drinks industry reacts to alcohol minimum unit price

FOOD MANUFACTURE: Consumer rights group Consumer Choice Centre (CCC) argued the MUP would cause more harm than good.

UK Supreme Court approves Scottish law on minimum alcohol pricing

EURACTIV: Luca Bertoletti, European Affairs Manager of the Consumer Choice Center, said the Court’s decision was “sad news” for consumers.

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