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[Australia] Trans-Pacific Partnership piles up challenges for democracy

. In this Free Trade Scorecard series, we review Australian trade policy over the years ... Public health advocates lobbied for a TPP exemption for tobacco products to enable more regulation, which the tobacco industry fiercely opposes. The Malaysian gove
The Conversation (au)
added Oct 20, 2014 15:30

Smoking ban

The rationale for smoking bans posits that smoking is optional, whereas breathing is not. Therefore, proponents say, smoking bans are enforced to protect people from the effects of second-hand smoke, which include an increased risk of heart disease, canc
added Oct 20, 2014 15:24

[Russia] BULLETIN Day 6

if governments follow through on the goodwill shown on the tobacco tax issue this week, tobacco taxes and prices should rise sharply in the coming years, with more efficient tax structures, better tax administration and higher revenues. most importantly,
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Oct 20, 2014 15:21

[Russia] U.N.'s World Health Organization urges global tobacco tax hike

The international tobacco tax provision would commit the countries who signed the U.N. antitobacco agreement — nearly every major nation except for the United States, Switzerland and Indonesia — to enact an excise tax equal to at least 70 percent of the
Washington Times
added Oct 19, 2014 19:51

[Russia] Strong tobacco taxation policy adopted despite industry interference

“In a brazen move, the tobacco industry brought its agenda and its voice here to the heart of tobacco control. [On Sunday 12th October,] at the International Tax and Investment Centre, whose board of directors include several tobacco companies, had conven
South Asia Mail (ca)
added Oct 19, 2014 19:46

[UK] Starbucks has banned e-cigarettes after health worries

Starbucks has confirmed it has banned electronic cigarettes after a World Health Organisation report said the product touted as a healthy alternative smoking may have hidden dangers. This is bad news for more than two million people in the UK who use el
Metro Café (uk)
added Oct 19, 2014 19:43

[Australia, Vietnam, Kentucky, North Carolina] McConnell seeks to protect tobacco industry in trade deal

McConnell is pressuring U.S. negotiators to ensure that tobacco companies can take part in the dispute settlement portion of the trade deal, with talks scheduled next week on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact with several countries in Asia a
The Hill
added Oct 19, 2014 19:29

[Africa, Nigeria, Russia] ABONE: Tobacco Control: Danger Signals from Chief Regulator

public and media representatives were thrown out of the public gallery and prevented from observing the proceedings of the conference. Worldwide condemnation trailed the ban as observers see the action as laden with hidden agendas aimed at covering suspe
This Day (ng)
added Oct 19, 2014 11:39

[Russia] Tobacco Companies to Do Everything Possible to Reduce E-Cigarette Regulations: Watchdog

Large tobacco corporations are buying up smaller e-cigarette brands and consolidating the market reducing regulation, Media Director at Corporate Accountability International advocacy group said.
RT TV / TV Novosti (ru)
added Oct 19, 2014 11:32

[Russia] Tobacco Companies Could Use E-Cigarettes to Reenter Public Health Policy: Advocacy Group

"E-cigarettes could become an avenue for tobacco industry to reinsert itself into public health policy making," Stewart said. "[WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control] definitely recommends regulating them [e-cigarettes] in a similar manner to toba
RT TV / TV Novosti (ru)
added Oct 19, 2014 11:31
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