Editorials: Jeff Stier

Calling for a Different Approach to Tobacco and Nicotine Regulation

Cigarette smoking is the most harmful form of tobacco use.

Iowan's USDA appointment raises concern

The appointment of Iowa's Angela Tagtow, a controversial "environmental nutritionist" and local food activist, to head the U.S.

You Can't Sugarcoat Distasteful Legislation

Obesity is a public health time bomb in young as well as older Americans. It affects 12.4 percent of children ages 2 to 5, 17 percent of those ages 6 to 11 and 17.6 percent of those ages 12 to 19.

The Christie-and-Kasich Tax Show

There’s an interesting phenomenon playing out in both New Jersey and Ohio: Two of the country’s most prominent conservative Republican governors have proposed new taxes of

Celebrity-Studded Anti-Obesity Film Is Pure Propaganda

If you couldn't stomach watching "Fed Up," the Katie Couric and Laurie David ("An Inconvenient Truth") obesity film, here's the only word you need to know.

Consumer Groups Fight Back Against Junk Science Tactics

With increasing frequency, activist groups are trying to remove safe and useful products from the

Nanny Bloomberg's Food Police Go National

If you liked Mayor Bloomberg's approach to controlling how New Yorkers eat, you are going to love what federal nutrition nannies are planning for the entire U.S. population.

In Defense of E-cigarettes

He saved his worst ban for last. Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg's nanny-state policies have left a trail of damage.

Bloomberg’s E-cig Ban Likely to do More Harm Than Good

Mayor Bloomberg’s going out with one last ban.

The Nanny State Can Get You Killed

On the same day that the Los Angeles City Council moved to regulate e