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[Australia] DOLACK: Secret trade deal offers more tobacco, less health care

r the TPP, the task of governments, codified in law, would be to maximise corporate profits. Such is the dystopia that awaits unless there is an international movement against the TPP, and then to overturn existing “free-trade” agreements.
Green Left Weekly (au)
added Sep 19, 2013 00:08

Sen. Brown Urges Obama Administration to Reconsider Tobacco Proposal in Trans-Pacific Partnership That Could Undermine Public Health Efforts

Brown Urges Administration to Prioritize Public Health, Prevent Use of Controversial Provisions that Chill Anti-tobacco, Public Health Efforts in U.S. and Abroad
US Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
added Sep 13, 2013 01:52

Trans-Pacific Partnership Secrecy Tightens / MoreTobacco, Less Health Care

They will now end their practice of “consultation” — the August 23 to 30 negotiations (the 19th round) are the last scheduled. Instead, negotiators will begin to meet in unannounced meetings. In other words, not only is the text of the TPP to remain a se
added Sep 6, 2013 13:29

[Israel, Palestine] Palestinian tobacco business faces threat

PA begins clamping down on farmers who package and sell hand-rolled cigarettes around the villages, accusing them of smuggling; some workers arrested
Ynetnews (il)
added Jul 20, 2013 14:05

Spain's top cigarette firm goes up in smoke

announced on Wednesday it will axe nearly 10 percent of its staff in Spain as cigarette sales slump in the face of no-smoking bans and a booming black market in the recession-hit country.
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Jun 5, 2013 17:27

[Germany] Electronic Cigarettes – An Overview (PDF)

The German Cancer Research Center welcomes the suggestion made by the European Commission to regulate electronic cigarettes as medicinal products. For one thing, regulation as medicinal products guarantees good product quality and for another, the produc
German Cancer Research Center
added May 23, 2013 22:25

FDA Decision on Menthol Expected Soon

After attending a panel which included Zeller at the 2013 NATO Show in Las Vegas today, Wells Fargo Securities' managing director of tobacco, beverage and consumer research Bonnie Herzog said Zeller "indicated he was interested in establishing an open, h
Convenience Store News
added Apr 24, 2013 10:22

Graphic tobacco warning labels to remain, but look, timetable unknown

The legality of placing graphic warnings on cigarette packages appears to have been settled when the U.S. Supreme Court declined today to hear an appeal on the labels from a group of tobacco manufacturers. However, it remains unclear what the warning la
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Apr 22, 2013 13:45

Big tobacco and anti-cancer activists agree: Health provision goes too far

Big tobacco companies and anti-cancer activists are standing in opposition to a part of the Affordable Care Act that allows insurance companies to charge smokers 50 percent more than patients who do not use tobacco.
Washington Post
added Feb 18, 2013 22:08

Radioactive particles in cigarette smoke cause lung cancer

a new study most recently published in Nicotine & Tobacco Research reveals that a major cause of the deadly disease is a type of radioactive particles. Hrayr S. Karagueuzian, Ph.D. of David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angel
added Sep 8, 2012 22:46
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