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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

[Malaysia] Smoke gets in BAT’s eyes

British American Tobacco (Malaysia) Bhd (BAT), is still in the dark on the details of the government's plan to carve-out the tobacco sector from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement... BAT corporate and legal affairs director Christine Lee Oi Kuan said
Sun Daily (my)
added Apr 23, 2014 09:37

[Asia, Asia-pacific] Seatca: Back Malaysia's TPP proposal

All negotiating countries involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement must fully support Malaysia’s proposal to totally exclude tobacco from the trade pact, said the South-East Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (Seatca).
The Star (my)
added Feb 24, 2014 15:07

[New Zealand, USA] US issues warning on NZ tobacco packaging

six high-powered groups have jointly expressed their "concern" ... The Emergency Committee for American Trade, National Association of Manufacturers, National Foreign Trade Council, US-ASEAN Business Council, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and United States C (TVNZ)
added Feb 9, 2014 21:12

[Missouri] LETTER: Tobacco companies need no more favors

I feel we should all call Rep. Emanuel Cleaver’s Independence office at 816-883-4545 and urge him to oppose this action.
Independence (MO) Examiner
added Jan 15, 2014 09:23

[Australia, Europe, Ireland] Big Tobacco's Lawsuits Of Mass Destruction

If Big Tobacco’s ongoing legal onslaught against the Australian government is intended to intimidate other countries considering plain-packaging laws, it’s not working. Not according to the architect of Ireland’s incoming plain-pack scheme, at least. “I
The Global Mail (au)
added Dec 2, 2013 15:03

[USA] The Tobacco Problem in U.S. Trade

Obama administration has a tremendous opportunity to forge a new approach on tobacco that balances U.S. mandates on trade with its obligations to promote public health at home and abroad. By seizing that opportunity, the White House can also remove a majo
Council on Foreign Relations
added Sep 5, 2013 18:38

[Thailand] Philip Morris Leads Plain Packs Battle in Global Trade Arena

The war between the tobacco industry and anti-smoking forces is heating up as cigarette makers intensify efforts to use treaties to block labeling constraints. Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) has pressed the U.S. for language that would make it to
Bloomberg News
added Aug 23, 2013 14:46

[USA] DePILLIS: Smoking could kill a billion this century. Obama's trade deal will help.

Now, the U.S. is pushing to help tobacco companies find new customers overseas, by allowing them easier access to developing countries in Asia through a sweeping trade deal that would make it more difficult for companies to pass the kinds of laws that re
Washington Post
added Aug 21, 2013 09:44

[Singapore, USA] [Andy Ho] Will TPP send tobacco regulations up in smoke?

To avert this, states can try to keep the tobacco sector out of the TPP completely as the U.S.-Jordan FTA did. But this can occur only if the USTR perceives a moral duty to reject the objections of Big Tobacco, a very powerful lobby in U.S. politics it m
Korea Herald (kr)
added Aug 15, 2013 07:45
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