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[Asia-pacific] FRANKEL: Why Support the TPP?

the TPP that has emerged is a pleasant surprise. The agreement gives pharmaceutical firms, tobacco companies, and other corporations substantially less than they had asked for – so much so that US Senator Orrin Hatch and some other Republicans now threate
Project Syndicate
added Oct 8, 2015 15:07

[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

[Tennessee] JOHNSON: I Learned Something Today: I'm not just blowing smoke, either

I do not see a reason why the University of Tennessee doesn’t just adopt a smoke-free campus policy. Today, there are at least 1,620 smoke-free campuses in the United States, and seeing as how now the majority of the U.S. population does not smoke, creat
Daily Beacon (University of Tennessee)
added Oct 7, 2015 12:26

[Asia-pacific, Australia] TIENHAARA: Tobacco carve-out highlights risks of TPP

For the government to be placated by this exemption based on its limited experience with investor-state disputes is shortsighted, writes Kyla Tienhaara.
The Age (au)
added Oct 7, 2015 12:16

[Asia-pacific] SUROWIECKI: The Corporate-Friendly World of the T.P.P.

The tobacco carve-out is an acknowledgement, after all, that companies don’t just use I.S.D.S. lawsuits to fight unjust expropriation; they use these lawsuits to fight reasonable state regulation...why we should trust other companies to use these provisio
The New Yorker
added Oct 7, 2015 01:30

[Asia-pacific] MASNICK: The TPP And The Tobacco Carve-out Bring Together Strange Bedfellows... While Highlighting The Problems Of The TPP

the whole tobacco carve-out situation is a microcosm of the problems with the TPP. You have a terrible idea (corporate sovereignty) mixed with a weak attempt to appease health activists (carve out tobacco), that basically fixes nothing and satisfies no on
Techdirt (blog)
added Oct 6, 2015 22:39

SATEL: How Vapers Can Help Smokers Quit

Here’s where Russell’s survey spurs an idea that could start saving lives tomorrow: why not assemble a loose network of potential vaping sponsors...if we can build a vaper-smoker buddy system into the public health landscape, we can further arm the fight
added Oct 6, 2015 22:08

[North Carolina] REED: Guest column: Is vaping safe?

switching to vaping may lead to “harm reduction” and decreased health risks, but that comes at the cost of making vaping, and by extension smoking, socially acceptable again and especially exposing young people to new forms of nicotine addiction. Time wil
Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times
added Oct 6, 2015 14:21
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] ASSUNTA: E-cigarettes should be banned — Mary Assunta

Vapers, who are not experts on e-cigarettes, have run away with extolling its merits.The risks of vaping and e-cigarettes have been downplayed and even ignored...The decision for the Ministry of Health is clear--e-cigarettes must be banned.
Malay Mail (my)
added Oct 6, 2015 14:03

[Asia-pacific, Australia] RIMMER: The TPP deal protects old companies at the expense of the new

The TPP should have gone further, and called for Pacific Rim countries to fully implement the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Oct 6, 2015 10:30
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