Congressional oversight weeds out corrupt international junk science

WASHINGTON EXAMINER: This may be the year when Congress finally cracks down on the corrupt World Health Organization. The last straw may be not what WHO did, but what it didn’t do.

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About Jeff Stier

Jeff Stier is a Senior Fellow at the Consumer Choice Center. Mr. Stier has been a frequent guest on CNBC, and has addressed health policy on CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, as well as network newscasts. He is a guest on over 100 radio shows a year, including on NPR and top-rated major market shows in cities including Boston, Philadelphia, and Sacramento, plus syndicated regional broadcasts. Jeff’s op-eds have been published in top outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post, Forbes, The Washington Examiner, and National Review Online.

Jeff Stier to FDA: Give IQOS a chance

MED PAGE TODAY: Jeff Stier of the advocacy group Consumer Choice Center told the panel that despite the limitations and uncertainties in the data presented by PMI, the studies all suggest that the product is safer than cigarettes.

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About Jeff Stier

Jeff Stier is a Senior Fellow at the Consumer Choice Center. Mr. Stier has been a frequent guest on CNBC, and has addressed health policy on CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, as well as network newscasts. He is a guest on over 100 radio shows a year, including on NPR and top-rated major market shows in cities including Boston, Philadelphia, and Sacramento, plus syndicated regional broadcasts. Jeff’s op-eds have been published in top outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post, Forbes, The Washington Examiner, and National Review Online.

World tobacco expert against Kahlon: ‘You’ve got a problem chaverim (guys)’

FORBES: Jeff Stier, one of the world’s leading experts on harm reduction, is attacking the Israeli Finance Minister’s decision to tax IQOS like regular cigarettes.

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About Jeff Stier

Jeff Stier is a Senior Fellow at the Consumer Choice Center. Mr. Stier has been a frequent guest on CNBC, and has addressed health policy on CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, as well as network newscasts. He is a guest on over 100 radio shows a year, including on NPR and top-rated major market shows in cities including Boston, Philadelphia, and Sacramento, plus syndicated regional broadcasts. Jeff’s op-eds have been published in top outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post, Forbes, The Washington Examiner, and National Review Online.

Center for Science in the Public Interest wants regulation, not public health

By Jeff Stier, Senior Fellow, Consumer Choice Center

Letter to the Editor – Re “They Took On the Food Giants — and Won” (Personal Health, Jan.1):

While the Center for Science in the Public Interest (C.S.P.I.) has made important contributions to public-health discourse, Brody’s piece presents both a rosy version of the group’s ideologically-tainted record, as well as gross misrepresentations of his critics. I write as one who has publicly debated Dr. Jacobson and his group countless times over the last two decades.

C.S.P.I. wasn’t mired in controversy because, as Brody sympathetically implies, it “takes on a multi-billion dollar industry.” Rather, its problems stemmed from campaigns fueled by a pro-regulation bias, rather than measured policy-making. Sure, industry often fought the group, but their critics included scientists and policy experts with legitimate positions, which included concerns about rushed scientific conclusions and unintended consequence of over-regulation.

Interestingly, Brody quickly glosses over C.S.P.I.’s role in pushing food manufacturers to replace saturated fats with trans fats in the 1980s, a move that illustrated the risk of over-hyped scare campaigns based on a rushed assessment of emerging scienceThe group changed its tune on trans-fats but hasn’t learned the broader lesson.

Perhaps that’s because Jacobson never saw past his politics. He told Brody, “We advocate a public health approach and government intervention, while the conservative approach is personal responsibility and no government involvement.” 

Dr. Jacobson’s successors should ban this straw-man argument and acknowledge that critics like myself seek science-based and appropriate regulation. Because paternalists don’t have a monopoly on public health, the public interest would be served by a more honest debate.

Sincerely,

Jeff Stier

Senior Fellow

Consumer Choice Center

New York

 

WATCH: Jeff Stier on the CSPI’s Sinister Soda Strategy

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About Jeff Stier

Jeff Stier is a Senior Fellow at the Consumer Choice Center. Mr. Stier has been a frequent guest on CNBC, and has addressed health policy on CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, as well as network newscasts. He is a guest on over 100 radio shows a year, including on NPR and top-rated major market shows in cities including Boston, Philadelphia, and Sacramento, plus syndicated regional broadcasts. Jeff’s op-eds have been published in top outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post, Forbes, The Washington Examiner, and National Review Online.

Jeff Stier joins consumer body

TOBACCO REPORTER: Jeff Stier, who has been a regular presenter and panelist at Tobacco Reporter’s Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forums, has joined the US’ Consumer Choice Center (CCC) as a Senior Fellow.

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About Jeff Stier

Jeff Stier is a Senior Fellow at the Consumer Choice Center. Mr. Stier has been a frequent guest on CNBC, and has addressed health policy on CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, as well as network newscasts. He is a guest on over 100 radio shows a year, including on NPR and top-rated major market shows in cities including Boston, Philadelphia, and Sacramento, plus syndicated regional broadcasts. Jeff’s op-eds have been published in top outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post, Forbes, The Washington Examiner, and National Review Online.

Science and Public Health Expert Jeff Stier joins the Consumer Choice Center as Senior Fellow

January 8, 2017

Science and Public Health Expert Jeff Stier joins the Consumer Choice Center as Senior Fellow

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Consumer Choice Center (CCC) is delighted to announce Jeff Stier has joined the group as a Senior Fellow.

As he’s done for two decades, Stier will continue to be a voice for consumers who believe paternalists don’t have a monopoly on public health.

“The addition of Jeff Stier to the CCC team expands our efforts in the United States to speak up for consumer choice and be effective in our approach,” said CCC managing director Fred Roeder. “Mr. Stier’s vast experience and talent as a researcher, public health advocate, and commentator will no doubt help bolster CCC’s impact and reach as we go forward.

“We are elated to have him join the team,” said Roeder.

Through op-eds, media interviews, testimony at government hearings and insightful tweets, Stier will advance CCC’s mission as it relates to issues including food policy, tobacco harm reduction, environmental health, consumer product regulation, and innovation.

“I joined the CCC because its mission and mine are one in the same: responsibly representing and empowering consumers who want both appropriate regulations and choice,” said Stier. “Too often, laws and rules fail to strike the right balance, in part, because incentives to get it right are skewed in favor of recklessly-stringent regulation.

“Regulators are generally more sensitive to risks than they are to costs and unintended consequences. Regulators aren’t hearing enough about this from beleaguered consumers because attacks on consumer choice are so widespread that consumers can’t possibly speak out effectively in the appropriate forums each time their choices are under attack,” he said.

In his role at CCC, Stier will make these voices heard to those who seek to unduly curtail individual decisions. To ensure that this venture is successful, consumers who wish to be heard can make tax-deductible contributions at consumerchoicecenter.org/donate today.

Mr. Stier has been seen on CNBC, CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, as well as network newscasts. He is a frequent radio commentator, having been heard on NPR, top-rated major market shows in cities including Boston, Philadelphia, and Sacramento, plus syndicated regional broadcasts.

His op-eds have been published in top outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post, The Hill, The Washington Examiner, and National Review Online. Stier has testified at FDA scientific meetings, met with White House officials, members of Congress and their staff about science policy, and has testified at state and local legislatures across the country.

Based in New York, Mr. Stier spent seven years as a Senior Fellow at the National Center for Public Policy Research in Washington, D.C.

Stier joins CCC’s multinational team with dedicated presence in the EU, Canada, and the United States.

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***CCC Senior Fellow Jeff Stier is available to speak with accredited media on consumer regulations and consumer choice issues. Please send media inquiries HERE.***

The CCC represents consumers in over 100 countries across the globe. We closely monitor regulatory trends in Ottawa, Washington, Brussels, Geneva and other hotspots of regulation and inform and activate consumers to fight for #ConsumerChoice. Learn more at consumerchoicecenter.org.

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About Jeff Stier

Jeff Stier is a Senior Fellow at the Consumer Choice Center. Mr. Stier has been a frequent guest on CNBC, and has addressed health policy on CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, as well as network newscasts. He is a guest on over 100 radio shows a year, including on NPR and top-rated major market shows in cities including Boston, Philadelphia, and Sacramento, plus syndicated regional broadcasts. Jeff’s op-eds have been published in top outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post, Forbes, The Washington Examiner, and National Review Online.