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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Connecticut] KRIST: Another View: Do we really want more lawsuits from foreign investors?

The ISDS arbitration panel later ruled against the tobacco company on procedural grounds, but many civil society organizations believe similar suits can restrict the ability of regulators to protect public health. Australia did finally relent in the TPP
Torrington (CT) Register Citizen
added Sep 30, 2016 20:30
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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 Industry Interference Index - The Philippine Report on the Implementation of Article 5.3 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (PDF)

Despite all we know about tobacco industry tactics, it is unbelievable that the Philippines still allow the tobacco industry to be part of the committee that implements tobacco control policies. This clear conflict of interest is detrimental to public hea
HealthJustice (ph)
added Sep 28, 2016 16:28
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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-pacific, Philippines] Health group: Tobacco industry ‘CSR’ poses new challenge to implementation of tobacco control laws

“Now that laws prohibit unnecessary interaction between government and the tobacco industry, the latter has become more innovative. Tobacco manufacturers are using or hiding behind their front groups or CSR arms in their attempts to enter into transactio
Our Daily News
added Sep 28, 2016 16:26
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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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