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

BBC Online
added Jul 14, 2014 09:30
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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
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