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[Asia-pacific] LESTER: The TPP Tobacco Carveout: A Triumph of Politics Over Good Policy

the carveout could create a new set of problems for future trade negotiators: Having declared tobacco to be a particularly harmful product, deserving of a special exclusion, what other products might also fall into this category? 40 years ago it might hav
Huffington Post (blog)
added Dec 1, 2015 01:11
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[West Virginia] Clay Marsh and Greg Hand: Let’s stop smoking from holding W.Va. back

The state’s Division of Tobacco Prevention focuses on three efforts: youth prevention, clean air and smoking cessation. They include everything from altering personal behavior to business and recreation sectors to state tax policies. All three rely on ta
Charleston (WV) Sunday Gazette-Mail
added Nov 29, 2015 20:32

[Georgia] BADERTSCHER: Reed's statement about smoking rates needs a bit more context

Reed’s office is correct that, in 2013, 18.8 percent of Georgia adults over 18 were smoking. But newer figures paint a peachier picture for the state. It doesn’t change the mayor’s overarching point that the state still has a way to go. We rate Reed’s
Atlanta Journal-Constitution blogs
added Nov 29, 2015 16:46

[Michigan] LaFAIVE/NESBIT: $1 Cigarette Tax Hike Helps Smugglers, Not Health Outcomes

For Michigan, the study’s model shows that as of 2013, 25 percent of all the cigarettes smoked here were smuggled in.... The same goes for nicotine in an era we have called “prohibition by price”: The product may be legal, but it has been (artificially)
Mackinac Center for Public Policy
added Nov 29, 2015 15:53

[California] CABRERA: Vaping isn't the same as tobacco and shouldn't be treated as such

The proposed $2-per-pack tobacco tax, along with a series of other cigarette-applied taxes, cannot apply to vapor products, since it is impossible to establish equivalency for completely different products. Moreover, the proposal overlooks the potential
Contra Costa (CA) Times
added Nov 29, 2015 05:16

KRISTOF: Contaminating Our Bodies With Everyday Products

two major medical organizations have issued independent warnings about toxic chemicals in products... “There are almost endless parallels with the tobacco industry,”... The chemical lobby spent the equivalent of $121,000 per member of Congress last year,
New York Times
added Nov 29, 2015 04:19

[Europe, Mid-east] SHELLEY: How to beat Islamic State? Crack down on cigarette smuggling

Isis may be big budget in the Middle East, but in Europe its attackers have been petty criminals who use illicit markets. Police should focus their efforts there Black market cigarettes ‘France, according to KPMG research, is No 1 in Europe in the illi
Comment is Free (The Guardian, UK)
added Nov 27, 2015 16:18
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[UK] LYDON: My six-decade battle to quit smoking

Contrary to the multi-millionaire addict David Hockney and those who claim that choosing to smoke is an essential freedom, I would say most smokers have no freedom in the matter...lifesaving luck to fall into the care of an NHS doctor who approached my a
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Nov 27, 2015 16:16

SIEGEL: Nominee for New FDA Commissioner Derived Salary from Six Pharmaceutical Companies LAST YEAR

the nominee for FDA Commissioner has such a severe, recent, and extensive history of financial interests with multiple pharmaceutical companies that it would violate all principles of scientific and regulatory integrity to appoint him to head the agency w
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog)
added Nov 25, 2015 17:03

SIEGEL: My Public Comment to OIRA on FDA Deeming Regulations

This morning, I met with several staff of the Office on Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of the White House Executive Office to provide feedback on the proposed FDA deeming regulations for electronic
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog)
added Nov 25, 2015 17:03
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