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Jeff Stier


Jeff Stier is a Senior Fellow at the National Center for Public Policy Research and directs its Risk Analysis Division.

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Analysis and Commentary

Vaping Bans: How The FDA Is Making It Harder To Quit Smoking

by Henry I. Miller, Jeff Stiervia Learn Liberty
Thursday, July 27, 2017

If you were struggling to kick a habit like smoking that endangered your health, which would you prefer: trying an alternative that, while not perfectly safe, was significantly less harmful, or giving up and sticking with your deadly habit?

Analysis and Commentary

Is $13.7 Billion A Good Price For Whole Foods?

by Henry I. Miller, Jeff Stiervia National Review
Friday, June 30, 2017

The brilliant online behemoth absorbs a sometimes careless and deceptive grocery chain. 

Analysis and Commentary

Promote Health By Not Defending The E-Cigarette Ban

by Jeff Stier, Henry I. Millervia National Review
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Trump administration should no longer defend FDA’s indefensible vaping ban.


Earth Day Has Become Polluted By Ideology And Ignorance

by Jeff Stier, Henry I. Millervia Learn Liberty
Thursday, April 20, 2017

The first Earth Day celebration was conceived by then-US senator Gaylord Nelson and held in 1970 as a “symbol of environmental responsibility and stewardship.” In the spirit of the time, it was a touchy-feely, consciousness-raising, New Age experience, and most activities were organized at the grassroots level.

Analysis and Commentary

Congress Can Make Regulators Accountable

by Henry I. Miller, Jeff Stiervia National Review
Thursday, March 23, 2017

And the FDA would be a good place to start.

Analysis and Commentary

Michelle Obama And Chef Tom Colicchio Form A Misguided Partnership

by Henry I. Miller, Jeff Stiervia Forbes
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Just when many of us hoped that we would soon be seeing the last of the Obamas, it appears that Michelle Obama will still be involved in what passes for public service in progressives’ parallel universe. She has decided to partner with the far left-wing Food Policy Action Education Fund, a sister organization of the radical Food Policy Action.

Analysis and Commentary

Fixing FDA Is Literally A Matter Of Life And Death

by Henry I. Miller, Jeff Stiervia The Hill
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

In a December 60 Minutes interview, House Speaker Paul Ryan spoke of the need for regulatory reform.

Analysis and Commentary

The EPA Shows Again That It’s An Affront To Common Sense

by Henry I. Miller, Jeff Stiervia National Review
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

It’s cooking data to justify costly regulations with disproportionately small benefits.

Analysis and Commentary

Is Whole Foods Channeling Tony Soprano?

by Henry I. Miller, Jeff Stiervia Forbes
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

In various episodes of “The Sopranos,” the head of the mob family, Tony Soprano, and his capos met for brainstorming sessions to air ideas for new scams and heists.

Analysis and Commentary

Congress Must Do More To Combat Unaccountable Bureaucrats’ Funding Of Junk Science

by Henry I. Miller, Jeff Stiervia National Review
Monday, August 22, 2016

Dubious, agenda-driven studies on hot-button issues are draining funds from vital public-health research.