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Trade deal must have tobacco exception, key Democrat warns

The statement by Rep. Sander Levin of Michigan was a warning to the White House, which is trying to wrap up the negotiations by November. President Obama has resisted calls to include explicit anti-tobacco language in the deal. Levin is the ranking Demo
Washington DC Examiner
added Sep 18, 2014 14:53
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Tobacco pulls Left to defend states' rights

their litany of complaints against the Trans-Pacific Partnership... "States' rights? Yes. The right to regulate things like tobacco," Maine Attorney General Janet Mills... "No free-trade agreement has the ability to overturn state or federal law," ALEC's
Washington DC Examiner
added Sep 17, 2014 06:45
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Chapter 5: Plain packaging for the Pacific Rim- tobacco control and the Trans-Pacific Partnership [Trade Liberalisation and International Co-operation: A Legal Analysis of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement]

Big Tobacco has been engaged in a dark, shadowy plot and conspiracy to hijack the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) and undermine tobacco control measures ñ such as graphic health warnings and the plain packaging of tobacco products. The tobacco
Elgar Online (Edward Elgar Publishing)
added Sep 6, 2014 14:58
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Malaysia commended for tobacco controls

the government excluded tobacco products from the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. International Tobacco Control Project (ITCP) director Dr Mary Assunta Kolandai said by doing so the government had sent a message that tobacco is diff
Sun Daily (my)
added Sep 4, 2014 14:57
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Health Preemption Behind Closed Doors: Trade Agreements and Fast-Track Authority (PDF) [FREE FULL TEXT]

These agreements are being used by tobacco companies to preempt domestic authority over tobacco policy by removing the policy dispute to an arena that favors minimal regulation....there is a renewed need to promote and prioritize health in all internation
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Sep 3, 2014 18:26
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Special protection sought for tobacco control within trans-Pacific trade deal

Tobacco control measures should be excluded from the scope of all chapters of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), according to a report published in the BMJ Publishing Group journal, Tobacco Control.
Tobacco Reporter
added Aug 30, 2014 11:48
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[Asia-pacific] TPPA and tobacco control: threats to APEC countries

Twelve-member countries of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) are negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement...Trade negotiators should expand safeguards to ensure that the TPPA does no harm....exclude (carve out) tobacco control measur
Tobacco Control
added Aug 29, 2014 03:31
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[Asia, Asia-pacific] Healthy Reason Behind Malaysia's Stand To Exclude Tobacco From TPPA - Dr Subramaniam

would maintain its stand to exclude tobacco industry and its related products from the on-going Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiations due to the product's impact on public health, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S Subramaniam here, Mo
BERNAMA (Malaysian National News Agency) (my)
added Aug 11, 2014 11:32
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[Thailand] TPP and the Tobacco industry resources, intimidation and the opium war

1 An imbalance of resources: Tobacco revenues and profits dwarf the resources of many governments making it difficult to stop industry-friendly legislation and trade agreements like the TPP
Thailand Tobacco Trade - Preserving Thailand's Sovereignty on Tobacco Control (blog)
added Aug 10, 2014 18:02
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[New Zealand, USA, Florida] Widow's $27b win rattles tobacco bosses

"Tobacco use alone costs the world 1 to 2 per cent of its GDP each year," former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark told the UN this month. Global GDP in 2013 was US$75 trillion, with 1 per cent worth US$575 billion -- more than the GDP of all low-in
New Zealand Herald
added Jul 27, 2014 08:21
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