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Opinion: What is Scott Gottlieb Smoking?

The FDA’s just-unveiled Draconian restrictions on vaping products are an example of good PR but bad public-health policy. And regulators know better. When he headed the FDA, Dr. Frank Young used to admonish his minions that there were times when common sense should modulate established policies and rules. That can be done in federal agencies […]

Menthol ban a bad idea

NEWS NOW: Whatever the case may be, Jeff Stier, senior fellow at the Consumer Choice Center, says this is something that even the Obama FDA refused to do. “The Obama administration saw that people like Al Sharpton and a former CEO of the NAACP opposed banning menthol, because menthol cigarettes are the flavor of choice for African-American […]

FDA to target underage tobacco use in new effort

ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT GAZETTE: Gottlieb, in pursuing his tobacco strategy, is taking some flak from fellow conservatives. “The administration promised less regulation — without sacrificing protections,” said Jeff Stier, a senior fellow at the Consumer Choice Center. “So if the FDA fails to meet both objectives — by announcing a heavy-handed regulatory plan — President [Donald] […]

FDA Unveils Anti-Tobacco Measures

VALLEY NEWS: Gottlieb, in pursuing his tobacco strategy, is taking some flak from fellow conservatives. “The administration promised less regulation — without sacrificing protections,” said Jeff Stier, a senior fellow at the Consumer Choice Center. “So if the FDA fails to meet both objectives — by announcing a heavy-handed regulatory plan — President Trump should realize […]

FDA announces sweeping new regulations on e-cigarette sales

UPS: But Gottlieb has received some pushback from consumer groups. “The administration promised less regulation — without sacrificing protections,” said Jeff Stier, a senior fellow at the Consumer Choice Center, the Washington Post reported. “So if the FDA fails to meet both objectives — by announcing a heavy-handed regulatory plan — President Trump should realize that […]

FDA unveils sweeping anti-tobacco effort to reduce underage vaping and smoking

THE WASHINGTON POST: Gottlieb, in pursuing his tobacco strategy, is taking some flak from fellow conservatives. “The administration promised less regulation — without sacrificing protections,” said Jeff Stier, a senior fellow at the Consumer Choice Center. “So if the FDA fails to meet both objectives — by announcing a heavy-handed regulatory plan — President Trump should […]

Common Ground Will Rescue Us From E-cigarette and Vape Wars

CONTACT: Jeff Stier Senior Fellow Consumer Choice Center jstier@consumerchoicecenter.org Common Ground Will Rescue Us From E-cigarette and Vape Wars WASHINGTON – As the midterm elections wrap up across the country, the FDA is readying its new action plan concerning e-cigarettes. Jeff Stier, senior fellow at the Consumer Choice Center, offers these simple steps to follow if the FDA […]

CCC Submission to the FDA: Flavor Bans on Less Harmful Products

To:       Food and Drug Administration: Agency/Docket Number: Docket No. FDA-2017-N-6565 RIN: 0910-AH60 From:  Jeff Stier, Senior Fellow Consumer Choice Center Date:   July 17, 2018 This document is in response to the FDA’s request for comments, data, research results, or other information about, among other things, how flavors attract youth to initiate tobacco product […]

FDA’s Possible Maximum Nicotine Mandate Could Be Dangerous For Consumers

LUND REPORT: The Consumer Choice Center’s Senior Fellow Jeff Stier criticized the move in his official submission to the FDA, stating that the FDA is seeking science to back up its policy, rather than crafting policy based on science. Stier explained “It seems that FDA is pushing a policy agenda and looking for science to support it. Shouldn’t […]

CCC Comments to FDA on Tobacco Product Standard for Nicotine Level of Combusted Cigarettes

Jeff Stier Senior Fellow Consumer Choice Center New York, NY July 10, 2018 Submission to the Food & Drug Administration Submit your own comments:  https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FDA-2017-N-6189-0001   The FDA’s consideration of a product standard to set a maximum nicotine level for cigarettes is a dangerous experiment justified only by good intentions and faulty research. Further, even if […]

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