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Tell Chamber of Commerce: Stop Fighting Anti-Smoking Measures

Influencing international trade agreements to benefit tobacco companies: The Chamber has staunchly opposed measures in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that would protect countries’ sovereign rights to implement life-saving public health policies. If
added Jul 3, 2015 15:04
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Senators to U.S. Chamber: Stop Renting Your Letterhead to Big Tobacco

“The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s decision to use its international clout to fight regulations of tobacco products around the world is craven and unconscionable. Commerce member companies should be concerned that their good name is sullied in efforts to st
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jul 3, 2015 15:02

Massachusetts Proposes 210% Tax on Flavored Tobacco

Senate is pressing to increase the tax on flavored cigars, flavored smoking tobacco and flavored “blunt wraps” from 40% to 210% in an attempt to reduce use of the products by young adults. Unflavored and tobacco-flavored cigars would remain taxed at 40%.
National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)
added Jul 3, 2015 14:59

BALAKER: Indoor Smoking Ban Halts Scientific Research on Smoking (Nanny of the Month, June 2015)

This month's Nanny of the Month award goes to the Garden State for its anti-smoking banning smoking in most indoor public places—even labs that want to study the health effects of traditional cigarettes compared to vapor based e-cigarettes.
Reason Magazine
added Jul 3, 2015 14:47
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[Asia-pacific] McELRATH: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Finds Its New Mission — Global Drug Pusher

The ink on the infamous, secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership has barely dried, and already, USCOC chief executive Thomas J. Donohoe is looking to sue sovereign governments under forthcoming trade agreements. It is the realization of our worst dystopian n
Ring Of Fire Radio: Robert Kennedy Jr, Mike Papantonio and Sam Seder
added Jul 3, 2015 11:44

Majority of Donations to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Given by Just 64 Entities / 2012 Tax Forms Reveal Donation Amounts

“The U.S. Chamber is one of the largest conduits of dark money in the country, but it refuses to disclose its donors....only about 1,500 donors provided nearly 95 percent of its contributions, and just 64 of those donors accounted for more than half of it
Public Citizen
added Jul 3, 2015 11:38

The Gilded Chamber / Despite Claims of Representing Millions of Businesses, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Gets Most of Its Money From Just 64 Donors (PDF)

The funding profiles of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its Institute for Legal Reform are dominated by donations in the hundreds of thousands and millions of dollars, suggesting that the groups are likely to be heavily influenced by very large companie
Public Citizen
added Jul 3, 2015 11:36

GILBERT: The U.S. Chamber, Fanning the Flames of Tobacco Smoke Internationally

Countries need to recognize that the U.S. Chamber is not the U.S. government, nor is it representative of the broad swath of U.S. businesses and push back to protect their population’s health.
CitizenVox (Public Citizen)
added Jul 3, 2015 11:32
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[Massachusetts] MCDONOUGH: US Chamber of Commerce’s shameful tobacco work

When I was a state representative in Boston in the 1980s and ’90s, I spent lots of time visiting chambers...How much is the tobacco industry paying the Chamber for their work in defense of the unfettered right of tobacco companies to sell their addictive
CommonWealth magazine
added Jul 3, 2015 11:28
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'Influence Machine' reveals how U.S. Chamber of Commerce oils the engine of politics

Katz has assembled a work of synthesis and insight. She carefully marshals the historical record and supplements it with interviews and documents ...the chamber has fought against consumer protections, environmental regulations, tobacco taxes, regulation
Los Angeles Times
added Jul 3, 2015 11:10
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