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Tom Steyer's Strange Denial Of His Central Role In Climate Change Litigation Gets Fishier

December 31, 2017  •  Daily Caller

Questions have been swirling around why hedge-fund tycoon and Democrat mega-donor Tom Steyer didn't disclose his role in a controversial campaign to get state and local governments to file climate change lawsuits against energy companies. Steyer's super PAC, NextGen Climate Action distanced itself from the strategy, telling Politico's Morning Energy in September" "We're definitely not pushing this thing."

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It's High Time To Cut U.S. Funding For This Troubled International Cancer Agency
The United States has failed to hold the World Health Organization accountable for the nearly $2 billion in U.S. funding WHO receives each year.

December 19, 2017  •  The Federalist

Since Donald Trump's election, international bureaucracies that receive U.S. tax dollars have been on notice that our unchecked government largess to them is about to end. The World Health Organization is one example of a bloated, inefficient agency that is ripe for reform.

As Jeff wrote in June, "WHO is plagued by persistent wasteful spending, utter disregard for transparency, pervasive incompetence, and failure to adhere to even basic democratic standards." The United States has failed to hold the WHO accountable for the nearly $2 billion in U.S. funding WHO receives each year.

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Modified Risk Tobacco Product Applications for the Philip Morris International Tobacco Heating System, or IQOS.
First Big Test Of FDA's New Tobacco Policy

August 29, 2017  •  Submission to FDA Docket

August 29, 2017

Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305)

Food and Drug Administration 5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1061

Rockville, MD 20852 Re: Docket No. FDA-2017-D-3001

Modified Risk Tobacco Product Applications for the Philip Morris International Tobacco Heating System, or IQOS.

These comments in support of the application are submitted on behalf of the Risk Analysis Division of the National Center for Public Policy Research, a think tank based in Washington, D.C.

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Vape Fear
City To Smokers Who Want To Quit: DROP DEAD

August 11, 2017  •  New York Post

The biggest loser of the City Council's crackdown on e-cigarettes this week? New Yorkers' health.

On Aug. 9, the council voted to slash the number of vape shops allowed to operate and to ban new stores from opening. It'll be devastating to small-business owners seeking to compete legally with big tobacco.

Worse, by drastically ratcheting down the number of vape shops in the city, smokers will have fewer places to buy their favored alternative to cigarettes. Sure, they could still buy online, but they'd be missing out on individualized guidance on which products will give them the best chance at quitting.

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New FDA Tobacco Proposal Embraces Harm Reduction
Exploration of Nicotine Reduction in Cigarettes Part of Sweeping Change in Federal Attitude Toward Lower-Risk Nicotine Products

July 30, 2017  •  National Center for Public Policy Research

National Center's Jeff Stier Available for Interviews on the Real News Behind the Sensational Headlines

New York, NY / Washington, D.C. - In a move aimed at significantly reducing the harm from tobacco use for generations to come, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a major policy shift today that embraces tobacco harm reduction.

The National Center for Public Policy Research applauds this bold change.

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