Month: April 2018

E-Cig Players Respond to FDA Crackdown

CSP: And the Washington, D.C.-based Consumer Choice Center said the FDA must act on the issue of underage youth and vaping, but said the agency should not forget the benefits of e-cigarettes for adult smokers.

My terrifying experience at a Nanny State love-in

COMMENT CENTRAL: Bill Wirtz talks about his attendance at a health and safety love-in and his renewed vigour to stand up to the regulatory movement and the avalanche of regulation they want to bring down on ordinary consumers, by exposing their unscientific proceedings and their exclusionary rhetoric.

Are Canadian Legalization Laws Too Strict?

HIGH TIMES: North American Affairs Manager at Consumer Choice Center David Clement told High Times, “A lot of people aren’t aware of which cannabis products have THC in them, or which helps you sleep. It would be prohibited to put the desired effects [on packaging].” From a consumer safety standpoint, Mr. Clement adds, “We would love to have brands […]

Οι οδηγοί ταξί κινδυνεύουν από τις ρυθμίσεις, όχι από την καινοτομία

LIBERAL.GR: Taxi drivers are at risk from regulation, not from innovation, writers Bill Wirtz of the Consumer Choice Center.

Clearing the clouds: Reduced-risk and vaping regulation

EURACTIV: EURACTIV organised a workshop to discuss the way forward in reduced-risk and vaping regulation

California Coffee Shops Must Display Cancer Warnings, Judge Rules

HEARTLAND: Jeff Stier, a senior fellow at the Consumer Choice Center and a policy advisor for The Heartland Institute, which publishes Health Care News, says the Starbucks decision is an unnecessary government interference. “There is zero evidence that Proposition 65 is promoting public health,” Stier said. “Certainly people can make their own decisions about whether to drink […]

Industry Reacts to FDA’s Vapor Marketing Enforcement Plan

CONVENIENCE STORE NEWS: Jeff Stier, senior fellow at the Consumer Choice Center, applauded the FDA’s efforts, and said that responsible regulation is possible while still offering adult consumers an alternative to cigarettes that significantly reduces the harm from smoking.

FDA tightens marketing standards for top-selling Juul e-cig, cites eBay sales to youths

WINSTON SALEM JOURNAL: Jeff Stier, senior fellow at the Consumer Choice Center, said the FDA announcement can be “a potentially positive step if the action signals its ability to at once enforce existing laws preventing sales to minors, while at the same time making sure that adult smokers are aware that products, like Juul, are significantly less […]

POLITICO Pro Morning Health Care, presented by European Health Parliament: HTA — Vaccine plans — Compulsory license push in Scotland

POLITICO: Awarding a so-called harm reduction group like INNCO “would demonstrate that DG SANTE actually cares about smokers and does not want to fight an ideological war against tobacco and nicotine,” said Consumer Choice Center’s Jeff Stier.

N’ayons pas peur de l’automatisation !

LA CHRONIQUE AGORA: La généralisation de l’automatisation s’accompagne (de manière prévisible) d’une peur accrue de ses effets. Un certain nombre de politiciens préconise même de taxer les robots afin de compenser la perte d’emplois concomitante. Cependant, la réalité montre que l’inquiétude est infondée.

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