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Japan Tobacco to shut Moscow plant as Russian cigarette market shrinks

"The operating environment has changed dramatically in Russia, with significant declines in tobacco demand driven by tax increases, tighter regulations and a challenging economic situation," the company said in a statement.
Reuters
added Jul 31, 2015 09:08
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[Asia-pacific, Hawaii, Kentucky] LETTER from the Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina to Sen. Mitch McConnell (PDF)

economists at NC State University have generated trade models that estimate our increased export opportunity to the Pacific Rim nations could be as much as 40 million pounds (farm weight). This is the equivalent of doubling the production in the state of
SFNToday.com (Southern Farm Network)
added Jul 31, 2015 09:07
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[Asia-pacific, Hawaii] LETTER from 24 members of Congress to United States Trade Representative Froman (PDF)

We, along with colleagues in both the House and Senate, believe that any unique or different treatment of tobacco or tobacco products would in fact discriminate against tobacco farmers...Measures necessary to protect human health and/or public morals are
SFNToday.com (Southern Farm Network)
added Jul 31, 2015 09:00
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[Asia-pacific, Hawaii, North Carolina] BOYD: TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP UPDATE

Please find attached the communications TGANC sent regarding TPP today. Also attached is a congressional letter signed by 24 members of Congress today urging Ambassador Froman not to treat tobacco differently in the current round of negotiations.
SFNToday.com (Southern Farm Network)
added Jul 31, 2015 08:49
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[Asia-pacific, Hawaii, North Carolina] VIDEO: Tillis Denounces Potential TPP Tobacco Carveout

Senate floor to denounce the likely carveout of tobacco...the trade promotion authority granted to President Obama last month stipulates that opportunities for U.S. agricultural exports must be “substantially equivalent to opportunities afforded foreign e
US Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC)
added Jul 31, 2015 08:41
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[Asia-pacific, Hawaii, North Carolina] Actually, The T.P.P. Would Screw Tobacco Companies, According to Thom Tillis

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) on Thursday said that the US Trade Representative is currently working to enshrine “discriminary [sic] treatment of tobacco” in the Trans Pacific Partnership...leveled the charge on the floor of the Senate on Thursday in a speec
The District Sentinel News Co-op (blog)
added Jul 31, 2015 08:28
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Every country in the world can afford to support its smokers to stop

major new review, written by leading world experts and published in the medical journal, Addiction. The review examined a wide range of measures that healthcare systems in different countries can adopt to help smokers to stop. It reviewed how effective th
Medical News TODAY(UK)
added Jul 31, 2015 08:21
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[Asia-pacific] HUBER: Chamber of Commerce Threatens Health of Americans

nearly everyone reading this has lost someone to tobacco. And yet, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its affiliates work hard to ensure that the way is clear for the tobacco industry to addict new generations...inner workings of the Chamber are so secret
Huffington Post (blog)
added Jul 31, 2015 08:18
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[Asia-pacific] What Australians should know about the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership

Australian medical community is also concerned....undermine domestic efforts to control things like tobacco and alcohol. ..called for the government to reject "any provisions in trade agreements that could reduce Australia’s right to develop health policy
Mashable.com
added Jul 31, 2015 08:14
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Hawaii, North Carolina] Pacific trade negotiators chase elusive final deal in tough talks

U.S. lawmakers, including from tobacco-growing states such as North Carolina, renewed warnings against excluding tobacco from rules allowing foreign companies to sue a host government. ...was discussion of a U.S.-initiated exception in Maui. It would be n
Reuters
added Jul 31, 2015 08:09
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