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[Asia-pacific, Kentucky] Hillary Clinton's TPP deal disapproval is 'a critical turning point'

Further undercutting the pact’s chances, the powerful drug and tobacco industries are also unhappy with it. Senator McConnell of Kentucky is upset that the deal exempts the tobacco industry – one of his home state’s most important industries – from contr
The Guardian (uk)
added Oct 8, 2015 15:13

[Asia-pacific] Finance Chairman Bristles At TPP's Drug, Tobacco Provisions ($$)

Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, offered a fuller glimpse of his objections...chiding the pact for its insufficient protection of biologic medicines and its insulation of tobacco control measures from legal challenges.
added Oct 8, 2015 15:09
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House Speaker Kevin McCarthy? New Title Could Mean Big News For Tobacco, Banking Leaders That Give Him Money

Several varied corporations populate the top tiers of McCarthy's donor base. The biggest donor was tobacco company Altria ($65,000
International Business Times
added Oct 8, 2015 10:58

[Washington] Wash. Tribe Claims Immunity In 9th Circ. Tax Row ($$)

The Quinault Indian Nation urged the Ninth Circuit Wednesday to toss out counterclaims from the estate of a deceased tribal member in response to the tribe’s now-dismissed $90 million lawsuit over unpaid cigarette taxes, saying that it has not expressly w
added Oct 8, 2015 09:57

[Asia-pacific] Tobacco ‘carve-out’ sparks bid to sink TPP

Lawmakers from tobacco-producing states and business groups are aiming to torpedo a sweeping Asia-Pacific deal over a provision they believe will severely damage the U.S. industry. Delegates from North Carolina, where the majority of the nation’s tobac
The Hill
added Oct 8, 2015 09:23

[Asia-pacific] TIEFER: Trans-Pacific Partnership: Congressional Republican Leadership May Protect Tobacco Despite Carve-Out

Congressional Republicans will maintain that President Obama was not “strong enough” in the TPP negotiations. They will want that if a Republican President gets elected in 2016, he could revise the TPP – including, of course, to protect tobacco.
added Oct 7, 2015 23:46
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[North Carolina] Triangle HBCUs aim to stop smoking on campuses

Campus leaders and students from 33 historically black colleges and universities across the country gathered at Shaw University on Monday to kick off a campaign to make their schools tobacco free. The Tobacco-Free HBCU Campus Initiative is a two-day conf
Raleigh (NC) News & Observer
added Oct 7, 2015 13:16

[California] Public health impact of e-cigarettes subject of Oct. 26 forum

National health experts will debate whether e-cigarettes will improve public health by replacing tobacco cigarettes or damage public health by renormalizing smoking.
Stanford University School of Medicine
added Oct 6, 2015 22:40

[North Carolina] FDA expands hip-hop anti-tobacco message to Triad

The campaign includes a multiple digital element and outreach at local events that feature community speakers. FDA spokesman Michael Felberbaum said there are no specific events set for the Triad. He said local events in Charlotte and Raleigh included co
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 6, 2015 22:14

How the FDA is trying to keep ‘hip-hop’ teens from smoking

The "hip-hop peer group" is "often hard to reach," said Mitch Zeller, the FDA's top tobacco official, who oversaw the hard-hitting anti-tobacco "Truth" campaign during his tenure at the American Legacy Foundation in the early 2000s. Zeller said the "Fres
The Washington Post
added Oct 6, 2015 21:43
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