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Sen. Brown Urges Obama Administration to Reconsider Tobacco Proposal in Trans-Pacific Partnership That Could Undermine Public Health Efforts

Brown Urges Administration to Prioritize Public Health, Prevent Use of Controversial Provisions that Chill Anti-tobacco, Public Health Efforts in U.S. and Abroad
US Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
added Sep 13, 2013 01:52
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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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[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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[Australia, Uruguay] LETTER FROM PUBLIC HEALTH ORGS TO EUROPEAN COMMISSION (PDF)

We are deeply concerned about the potential for the tobacco industry to misuse international trade and investment agreements... We write specifically to address statements made by Philip Morris International (PMI) in its December 8, 2014 letter on ISDS
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
added Jan 31, 2015 10:42
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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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Bahrain mulls 300% rise in tobacco tax

Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) says the country would lose BD100m ($265m) in tobacco sales each year if it went ahead.... Tobacco company executives and dealers and a visiting US Trade Department official reportedly met in Bahrain earlier
Arabian Business
added May 20, 2014 06:58
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