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[Asia-pacific] BRINKLEY: Sens. McConnell, Hatch And TPP: A Matter of Life And Death

Valiantly manning the ramparts for these two poor, put-upon industries are Republican Senators Orrin Hatch of Utah and Mitch McConnell...McConnell is miffed that the TPP doesn’t give the tobacco industry carte blanche to challenge foreign governments’ pu
added Feb 12, 2016 21:05

[Asia-pacific] BRINKLEY: Friends Of Big Tobacco Worship False Idols

Friends of the tobacco industry blame Obama for screwing them in the TPP, even though the tobacco exemption was added at the behest of Malaysia and agreed on by 12 governments. Getting angry and blaming your adversaries is easier and more politically pr
added Feb 12, 2016 20:52
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[UK] HUGHES: Tory Socks In A Twist Over Charities

a government minister calls charities that speak out ‘sock puppets,’ ... Browsing through the IEA “research,” the first charities speaking out for this shadowy elite ... Action on Smoking and Health.
Morning Star (uk)
added Feb 12, 2016 14:23

[Virginia] Kerry Dougherty: First, smoking in the car. What’s next: Smoking in your own home?

Unfortunately, this year’s version, HB1348, introduced by Del. Todd Pillion, a Republican from Abingdon, somehow made it out of committee and is scheduled for a floor vote. This bill would levy a $100 civil fine on anyone caught smoking in a car with a
Norfolk (VA) Virginian-Pilot
added Feb 12, 2016 13:33

Hunter: Don’t stifle vaping

Yes, I vape. On occasion, I might even smoke a real cigarette....The FDA should wise up. And if their true goal is to reduce cigarette use, then imposing a prohibition of sorts on e-cigarettes is senseless. Then again, maybe the FDA is counting on a s
US Representative Duncan Hunter (R-CA)
added Feb 12, 2016 13:27

[Asia-pacific] HENDRIE: Free Trade Agreements Should Promote Strong IP Protections

Opposition to this “carve-out,” as it is known, should not correspond to approval for smoking or tobacco. This provision is needlessly discriminatory and should be removed because it creates the precedent for adding new regulations in an agreement that
Americans for Tax Reform
added Feb 12, 2016 05:23

[West Virginia] James Felsen: Public health hang-up on e-cigs makes little sense (Gazette)

Either an ideological (e.g., opposition to the act of smoking/vaping per se) or financial motive is likely driving the process. We need to insist on an answer before preventable tobacco related illness and deaths occur because of e-cig policy.
Charleston (WV) Sunday Gazette-Mail
added Feb 10, 2016 03:47

[New York] THOMPSON/SNYDER: Big Tobacco is suffocating Indians' cigarette business

The burgeoning Native American cigarette trade, so vital for the existence of many tribes, has become the setting for a David vs. Goliath battle among Native American small business owners, Big Tobacco and the U.S. government — and Big Tobacco is winning
Albany (NY) Times-Union
added Feb 10, 2016 02:08

[California] George Boardman: Is Big Tobacco good for the legal pot industry? We live in strange times

one of America’s leading critics of the cigarette industry is raising the specter of Big Tobacco taking over the recreational marijuana business. Apparently the opponents of legal pot will do anything they can to scare people. Dr. Stanton Glantz, of the
Grass Valey (CA) Union
added Feb 9, 2016 19:24

CHRISTENSEN: Cutting through the smoke on e-cigarette claims

E-cigarette vapor lacks the tar, smoke and carbon monoxide that make traditional cigarettes so dangerous. But the cocktail of nicotine and chemicals like formaldehyde in e-cigarettes poses a very real risk to heart health
Dallas Morning News
added Feb 9, 2016 18:37
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