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[Asia-pacific] McConnell, Other Senators Oppose Taking Up TPP in 2016

While McConnell and other Republicans want tobacco products to be covered by the ISDS process, Brown and the Democrats are critics of the mechanism, which the senators said makes U.S. public health, worker safety and environmental laws “vulnerable to cor
Bloomberg BNA (Bureau of National Affairs)
added Sep 30, 2016 20:28
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Smuggled smokes: The real cost of contraband cigarettes

WECHAT may be a popular app used for chatting, but some of its users have found a more creative use for it: to peddle contraband cigarettes. In May this year, four Chinese nationals were jailed for peddling contraband cigarettes on WeChat. The peddlers
The Middle Ground (sg)
added Sep 30, 2016 12:55
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[Asia-pacific] Morning Trade: WTO forum winds down with e-commerce in spotlight

Paul Ryan on Wednesday repeated that he did not expect a vote on the TPP agreement in the lame-duck session because of provisions that disappointed the tobacco and pharmaceutical industries and their supporters in Congress.
Politico
added Sep 30, 2016 12:53
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[Asia-pacific] Morning Trade: Hatch wants TPP and his 12 years, too

Ron Wyden also weighed in on the TPP debate Tuesday...“If you were to cut the public health protections and the big tobacco companies could roll the small countries with respect to tobacco control measures, that’s what I’m talking about.” A number of Rep
Politico
added Sep 30, 2016 12:52
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Tobacco lobby scored again

Citing results of the third Tobacco Industry Interference Index...Rojas said based on the report, the tobacco industry still finds ways to wield influence in government affairs in many countries through corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities.
Manila Standard (ph)
added Sep 28, 2016 16:27
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[Asia, Asia-pacific] Tobacco Industry Interference Index (PDF)

This third report shows that a few countries are moving forward in their efforts to implement the FCTC Article 5.3 Guidelines; however, others are facing increased industry interference. Overall, there still remains much room for improvement in the imp
Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) (th)
added Nov 5, 2016 13:52
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[Asia-pacific] Tobacco industry still thwarting governments in South-East Asia

In South-East Asia, “The tobacco industry continues to interfere with, deter and thwart governments' efforts to protect public health through both overt and covert means,” says a new report by the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA). The in
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Nov 5, 2016 13:49
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Health group supports anew Duterte’s promised nationwide smoking ban

HealthJustice Philippines, a public health policy think tank and advocacy group with expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, expressed full support for the proposed nationwide smoking ban after President Rodrigo Duterte promised anew that he w
Our Daily News
added Sep 28, 2016 16:23
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Duterte repeats campaign vow to ban smoking in public areas

Duterte reiterated that he has Buerger's disease, which is a condition associated with smoking. "Smoking, Buerger’s disease: that’s why walang smoking zone—balang araw buong Pilipinas na ‘to. I will not allow smoking because you pass cancer to the peop
GMANews.TV (ph)
added Sep 27, 2016 21:29
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] KT&G emerges as global cigarette maker

KT&G is rising as the world’s fifth-largest tobacco maker as its overseas sales recorded 46.5 billion cigarettes last year, exceeding domestic sales of 40.6 billion cigarettes for the first time. The firm’s super-slim and low-tar product Esse is recogn
Korea Herald (kr)
added Sep 25, 2016 13:39
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