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[UK] It’s a drag: tobacco lobby fights plain packaging and new smoking ban ($$)

When an influential health charity recently called for smoking to be banned in pub gardens, there was an immediate outcry. The pro-smoking campaign group Forest, the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) and a number of MPs voiced concern over the rep
Times Of London (uk)
added Aug 24, 2015 07:34
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[Asia-pacific] WAREN: TPP in trouble: Why we can win this fight!

Adam Behsudi at Politico says “the ire of McConnell and other tobacco-state lawmakers throws a wrench into the [TPP] negotiations.” More likely, a couple Members, probably not including McConnell, who voted yes on Fast Track, will vote no on TPP. Mike Fr
Friends of the Earth International (nl)
added Aug 21, 2015 14:12
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[Asia-pacific] Republicans Line Up Against TPP Tobacco Carveout

McConnell, R-Ky., joined a growing Republican outcry on Thursday against a proposal to exclude tobacco from the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s dispute settlement provisions, urging U.S. trade officials to avoid an industry-specific carveout in the final deal
Law360
added Aug 1, 2015 09:40
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, USA] Alcohol, junk food next plain packaging targets, lawyer warns

Herbert Smith Freehills ...is taking on the World Trade Organisation on behalf of British American Tobacco over plain packaging and warning labels on tobacco packaging, has told Fairfax Media that tobacco is often the "canary in the coal mine" for changes
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Jul 27, 2015 10:59
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[Ukraine] LETTER from Health Groups to Members of the board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (PDF)

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce harms all American businesses when it fails to recognize the uniqueness of tobacco products that cause death and disease when used as intended and the difference between the harmful behavior of the tobacco industry and America
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jul 15, 2015 16:42
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California e-cigarette bill abandoned after hostile amendment

Senate Bill 140 would have regulated ‘vaping” like tobacco / Amendment led author to abandon the measure / Bill to raise smoking age also in trouble
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Jul 8, 2015 21:48
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EDITORIAL: The US Chamber of Commerce should quit lobbying for tobacco abroad

The Chamber of Commerce should quit its global advocacy for tobacco and stand up for what really helps business: healthy workers and healthy people.
Washington Post
added Jul 5, 2015 20:27
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[Asia-pacific] GLANTZ: Obama setback on Trans Pacific Partnership: Tobacco control advocates need to speak out publicly now

it is very important that the public health and environmental issues become an important element of the public discourse so that we do not end up with an agreement that fixes the most egregious impact on workers and income inequality but leaves all the ot
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Jun 15, 2015 17:32
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[UK] Government to develop a new tobacco control plan

Retailers responded bitterly to the launch of the ASH report which comes just weeks after a tobacco display ban was implemented in stores across the UK... The Tobacco Manufacturers Association also hit out at the ASH proposals. Giles Roca, director gener
Convenience Store (uk)
added Jun 12, 2015 10:17
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[Asia] Sieren's China: Beijing cracks down on lighting up

It is so unpopular because, unlike elsewhere, there is no large group of people vocally bothered by smokers and secondhand smoke. On the contrary... The lobby is very strong. In 2013, the state tobacco industry made 956 billion yuan in taxes and profits
DW World (Deutsche Welle) (de)
added Jun 10, 2015 17:11
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