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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

Health Preemption Behind Closed Doors: Trade Agreements and Fast-Track Authority.

“Fast-track authority,” in which Congress cedes ongoing oversight authority to the President... International trade agreements relocate decisions about tobacco control policy to venues where there is little opportunity for public scrutiny, participation,
American Journal of Public Health
added Jul 20, 2014 10:10

New paper: Health Preemption Behind Closed Doors: Trade Agreements and Fast-Track Authority

Eric Crosbie, Mariaelena Gonzalez, and I just published a paper in American Journal of Public Health, "Health Preemption Behind Closed Doors: Trade Agreements and Fast-Track Authority," that describes how trade agreements such at the Trans Pacific Parner
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Jul 19, 2014 13:57

[UK] EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht Confirms NHS Exemption from TTIP

De Gucht reiterated the view expressed by his chief negotiator Ignacio Garcia Bercero last week, saying: "There will be an exemption for public services, we've made that very clear in our discussions with the US. That would cover the NHS, because that's t
IBTimes (uk)
added Jul 15, 2014 11:00

[UK] VIDEO: BBC Radio 4 - The World This Weekend

BBC Online
added Jul 14, 2014 09:30

Tobacco is still America’s top health threat. But Washington doesn’t treat it that way.

Kenneth Warner ... I caught up with Warner last week for a conversation about the current challenge of tobacco control, and why the American public seems bored and jaded about our single largest public health problem.
The Washington Post
added Jul 11, 2014 12:33

[Europe, UK, USA] PM must exclude NHS from EU-US trade deal or it could be sued, union warns

Unite has called on David Cameron to negotiate an exclusion of the health service from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement...Campaigners claim the agreement would mean the NHS could be sued by US healthcare multinationals if the
The Independent (uk)
added Jul 7, 2014 06:49

[Asia] VIDEO: Tobacco Under Fire

Un-aired documentary created for ABC News "Turning Point" in 1994.
Internet Archive
added Jul 5, 2014 21:09

[Europe] Online public consultation on investment protection and investor-to-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement (TTIP)

The key issue on which we are consulting is whether the EU’s proposed approach for TTIP achieves the right balance between protecting investors and safeguarding the EU's right and ability to regulate in the public interest.
Europa - European Commission
added Jul 5, 2014 19:36
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[Europe] Submit public comments to EU consultation opposing expanding tobacco industry's right to sue countries over public health

The deadline for submitting input is 06, July 2014.
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Jul 5, 2014 19:34
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