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[Ohio] Did Obama administration duck smoking issue in free trade talks? Sherrod Brown suggests so

a tobacco-and-trade debate that Sen. Sherrod Brown joined today with a letter to President Barack Obama's administration asking a basic question: Should trade treaties, which encourage the global flow of goods and services, trump public health and safety
Cleveland (OH) Plain Dealer
added Sep 13, 2013 01:50
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[Asia-pacific] FLYNN: TPP Carve Out for Tobacco Shows Core Flaws in Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS)

Those with knowledge of the new tobacco text have revealed that the language proposed to be added to the investment chapter reads: Exception Article X Tobacco control measures Tobacco control measures shall not be subject to the dispute resolution pro
infojustice.org (Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property - American University Washington College of Law)
added Oct 1, 2015 17:06
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[Asia, Namibia, Solomon Islands, Togo] WikiLeaks Launches Campaign to Offer $100,000 "Bounty" for Leaked Drafts of Secret TPP Chapters

JOHN OLIVER:...it's not just Togo. Two tobacco companies sued Australia in its highest court. Philip Morris International is currently suing Uruguay. British American Tobacco sent a similar letter to Namibia, ... the Solomon Islands.
Democracy Now!
added Jun 2, 2015 22:16
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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 (nz)
added Jul 27, 2014 08:21
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[New Zealand, USA] LETTER TO THE PM RE: TPPA (PDF)

some states will simply not put forward sensible health proposals for fear of the inevitable pressure and possible litigation that might ensue. In our view this concern is particularly relevant to measures for effective action on tobacco and alcohol.
Public Health Association of New Zealand (nz)
added Oct 6, 2013 06:35
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[Australia] DOLACK: Secret trade deal offers more tobacco, less health care

r the TPP, the task of governments, codified in law, would be to maximise corporate profits. Such is the dystopia that awaits unless there is an international movement against the TPP, and then to overturn existing “free-trade” agreements.
Green Left Weekly (au)
added Sep 19, 2013 00:08
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Trans-Pacific Partnership Secrecy Tightens / MoreTobacco, Less Health Care

They will now end their practice of “consultation” — the August 23 to 30 negotiations (the 19th round) are the last scheduled. Instead, negotiators will begin to meet in unannounced meetings. In other words, not only is the text of the TPP to remain a se
CounterPunch
added Sep 6, 2013 13:29
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[Asia-pacific, Europe, Japan, USA] WOLVERTON: Big Tobacco Eyes Easing Restrictions Via TTIP

a 14-page letter from British American Tobacco revealed fewer than five percent of the text. What was visible was little more than the written version of small talk...meeting with lobbyists working for Philip Morris...even the date was redacted!
The New American
added Sep 5, 2015 16:34
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[Australia, Hong Kong, Uruguay] The War Against “Plain Packaging”: Big Tobacco's Current Battle

attempting to beat every measure on cigarette packaging they can. The great bogeyman here is that of plain packaging, a measure that has been shown to dramatically reduce the enticements of smoking.
Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG) (ca)
added Feb 8, 2015 13:12
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[Asia-pacific] U.S. submits compromise on anti-tobacco laws under Pacific trade deal

Governments will be allowed to block tobacco companies from suing over anti-smoking measures under a U.S. proposal being debated by Pacific trading partners as part of a free trade deal spanning a dozen countries.
Reuters
added Oct 1, 2015 21:45
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