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[Eastern Europe, Europe, UK] EDITORIAL: No smoke without fire: Negotiations with tobacco firms must be transparent

suspicion is that these powerful multinationals are using their influence in a (literally) unhealthy manner, and attempting to make the European Union agree to provisions that would seriously harm efforts to cut back on tobacco smoking
The Independent (uk)
added Aug 30, 2015 23:48
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[Asia-pacific, Kentucky] EDITORIAL: Blocking other countries' anti-smoking efforts is wrong

McConnell and others in Congress are defending the continued use of trade agreements to block anti-smoking measures — and brandishing one of their all-time favorite political props: the American tobacco farmer. It's safe to assume, however, that their lar
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Aug 30, 2015 11:36
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[Europe] Cover Up? TTIP Negotiators Outed for Secret Talks With Big Tobacco About [Redacted]

European Union officials face charges of evasion and cover up after concealing basic information about their negotiations with tobacco companies over a pair of pending "trade" deals, including the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), in
Common Dreams
added Aug 28, 2015 20:09
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[Europe] Redact this / Transparency advocates accuse Commission of hiding information.

“these documents simultaneously reveal nothing and everything about the Commission’s dealings with the tobacco industry — especially worrying in the context of the ongoing TTIP talks.” A spokesman from British America Tobacco said the company is committe
Politico
added Aug 28, 2015 10:56
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[Europe] TTIP smokescreen: Documents on EC talks with Big Tobacco heavily redacted

Redacted documents detailing covert meetings between the European Commission (EC) and powerful tobacco lobbyists have compounded fears a secretive EU-US trade deal would allow tobacco giants to sue governments that attempt to legislate in the public inte
RT TV / TV Novosti (ru)
added Aug 27, 2015 21:44
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[UK] TTIP controversy: The European Commission and Big Tobacco accused of cover-up after heavily redacted documents released

Corporate lobbying campaigners published documents that revealed the EU’s executive body had met and corresponded with lobbyists from British American Tobacco and Philip Morris. But the documents, as released, revealed little else.
The Independent (uk)
added Aug 26, 2015 20:57
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, New Zealand] PATTEMORE: Big tobacco should be excluded from the TPPA

The TPPA gives giant tobacco corporations and their ethically-challenged supporting offices unprecedented entry into our country's public health policies. New Zealand has dragged its feet implementing plain packaging laws for tobacco. Australia took 19
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Aug 24, 2015 18:18
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[Asia-pacific] WAREN: TPP in trouble: Why we can win this fight!

Adam Behsudi at Politico says “the ire of McConnell and other tobacco-state lawmakers throws a wrench into the [TPP] negotiations.” More likely, a couple Members, probably not including McConnell, who voted yes on Fast Track, will vote no on TPP. Mike Fr
Friends of the Earth International (nl)
added Aug 21, 2015 14:12
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[Asia, Kentucky] McConnell: Tobacco should not be excluded from trade pact

While touting trade, he defended two historic Kentucky commodities that are in decline. Export markets have become increasingly important for the tobacco industry as U.S. consumption has dropped sharply amid health concerns. Kentucky is the nation's top
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 20, 2015 14:52
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, New Zealand] Thousands Demand Key Debate TPPA Expert on National TV - ActionStation

More than 12,000 Kiwis are demanding that PM John Key and Tim Groser debate a democratically-elected TPPA expert...“Corporations suing entire countries isn't rhetoric: it's happening right now.Philip Morris, the tobacco giant, is suing Australia at this
Scoop (nz)
added Aug 20, 2015 10:38
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