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[Asia-pacific] A Few Victories For Liberals In Pacific Trade Pact

"This agreement is an historic recognition that tobacco is not just another consumer product – it poses an active threat to global health," said Sen. Richard Blumenthal..."So much about the Trans-Pacific Partnership remains unknown," said Blumenthal, who
Hartford (CT) Courant
added Oct 6, 2015 17:36

[Asia-pacific] VIDEO: Trade Deal Announcement Highlights Tobacco Problem (Video) (Updated)

But what a difference a few months makes...consistently over the summer is that the TPP agreement will not provide certain protections for tobacco companies, drawing cheers from anti-smoking advocates and jeers from tobacco supporters....Tobacco is a sign
Roll Call
added Oct 6, 2015 16:54

[Asia-pacific] Drugs, Cars and Cigarettes: Obama's Tough Fight for Trade Deal

Provisions on drugs, tobacco and farmers may swing votes
Bloomberg News
added Oct 6, 2015 13:34

[Asia-pacific] Daily Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest, 10/5/2015

MR. EARNEST: Well, Steve, our position on this has been, first of all, an acknowledgement that tobacco poses a unique challenge to public health, and that's why we worked to include in the final TPP agreement an explicit recognition that individual coun
The White House
added Oct 6, 2015 13:25
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[Ohio] Grandview Heights to change new underage smoking law

is expected to remove a provision that criminalizes possession of cigarettes and other tobacco products by anyone younger than 21 from a recently passed city ordinance. City Council members said they would take up an objection to the provision from Mayo
Columbus (OH) Dispatch
added Oct 6, 2015 13:17

[Europe, Guernsey, UK] EU ignoring the science over electronic cigarettes, claim eurosceptic Tories

Smokers will die because the European Union is ignoring the science over electronic cigarettes, eurosceptic MPs have warned. Campaigners are taking legal action against a Brussels regulation...meeting on the fringe of the Conservative Party conferenc
Guernsey Press
added Oct 6, 2015 11:09

[Asia-pacific] EDITORIAL: President Obama Needs to Make Case for Pacific Trade Deal

Negotiators have offered assurances that tobacco companies will be forbidden from using the investor-protection measures in this agreement to attack public health policies...Done right, an agreement tying these countries together should bolster everyone’s
New York Times
added Oct 6, 2015 10:56

[Asia-pacific] Obama faces TPP deal balancing act as Congress considers approval

Mitch McConnell, may also be jeopardised by the fact that the tobacco industry in his home state of Kentucky has been exempted ...“In the months ahead, the Senate will review TPP and determine if it meets the high standards Congress and the American peopl
The Guardian (uk)
added Oct 5, 2015 23:38

[Asia-pacific, North Carolina] Tillis: Partisan TPP Carve-Out Sets Dangerous Precedent

Obama Administration has decided to use the TPP as a laboratory for partisan politics by discriminating against specific agricultural commodities. This sets a dangerous precedent for future trade agreements, and I will not only vote against the TPP, but a
US Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC)
added Oct 5, 2015 22:48

[Asia-pacific] Trans-Pacific Partnership: How Washington could kill the trade deal

as half the Republicans who voted against it several months ago will probably vote for the pact, Cohen believes. Dingell isn’t so sure, arguing some Republicans may be alienated by the provision barring Big Tobacco from seeking damages over anti-smoking l
added Oct 5, 2015 22:45
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