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Month: June 2018

When it comes to Canadian dairy, Trump is right

HAMILTON SPECTATOR: In most circumstances, President Trump is wrong about trade, but he is right to call Canada’s supply management system a “disgrace.”

Trump administration blocks WHO from calling for sugar taxes

WASHINGTON EXAMINER: In a new report, the World Health Organization fails to endorse higher taxes on sugar in order to fight noncommunicable diseases. For the last two years, the U.N. body has been calling for even higher sugar taxes, which would lead to reduced consumption and therefore better overall public health. However, the WHO advocates are […]

California’s java joke is a wakeup call on cancer warnings

MERCURY NEWS: The International Agency for Research on Cancer is known to cherry-pick data to reach politically motivated findings, writes Jeff Stier of the Consumer Choice Center.

Plain Packaging is Plain Stupid

SPIKED: It has boosted the black market while failing to stub out smoking rates, writes Bill Wirtz of the Consumer Choice Center.

POLITICO Pro Morning Health Care, presented by EPiCENTER: EU research money — Germany opens door on HTA compromise — Spain’s new health minister

POLITICO: Daniel Hannan, a British ECR MEP, questioned the so-called obesity epidemic often cited in the U.K. and other Western countries, doubting that “there is a medical justification for this assault on consumer’s choice” represented by sugar taxes or minimum alcohol prices. “Even if it’s true that we’re getting fatter, is that really the role of […]

Hamburg bekommt aus USA Auszeichnung für Fahrverbote

PAGEN STECHER: Hamburg erfährt mit seinen beiden Mini-Fahrverboten nicht nur bundesweite Aufmerksamkeit. Auch in den USA stoßen die Maßnahmen auf ein Echo. Das Consumer Choice Center (CCC) hat heute der Hansestadt den BAN-Award verliehen.

San Francisco voters chose to keep ordinance banning flavorings in tobacco products

WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL: Jeff Stier, senior fellow with Consumer Choice Center, said he does not dispute that the ordinance is designed to help protect youths from tobacco products. “Yet, the ordinance would change the legal status of the sale of flavored e-cigarettes to adults exclusively,” Stier said, Stier challenged the FDA to “speak out about how […]

Freedom of marketing and brands remains vital in the 21st century

EURACTIV:  When consumers make decisions in the marketplace, they are voting with their wallets, writes Yaël Ossowski. Ossowski is the deputy director for the Consumer Choice Center. He wrote this op-ed ahead of the Brand Freedom Day conference on 6 June in Brussels. In a system of voluntary exchange, only consumers can decide if a company fails or […]

Ban would impair FDA plan

TOBACCO REPORTER: “Yet,” according to the Center’s senior fellow Jeff Stier (pictured), “California law already prohibits the sale of all e-cigarettes to anyone under 21. As such, the ordinance would change the legal status of the sale of flavored e-cigarettes to adults exclusively.” Stier is calling on the FDA to “speak out about how a […]

The European Union Started This Trade War

FEE: If there is to be a trade war, it should be a trade war to see who can slash tariff barriers the most.

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