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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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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.
Washington Post
added Jul 11, 2014 12:33
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TPP's effect on tobacco, trade deficits is reason enough to stop deal

Obama administration is backing away from tobacco tariffs that would keep cigarette costs high and reduce the health risks of smoking. Public health officials are rightfully angry. The Center for Policy Analysis on Trade and Health noted that instead of
Teamster Nation (blog)
added Sep 6, 2013 13:33
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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 17:08
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GILMORE: The public deserves to know what's in the free-trade treaty.

But a version of this provision in an earlier treaty has led to disgusting behavior by tobacco giant Philip Morris in Australia and several other countries; for chapter and verse, watch this brilliant piece by HBO’s John Oliver. It's better journalism on
Slate
added Apr 14, 2015 03:23
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[North Carolina] Tobacco growers take issue with trade agreement

have taken exception to a letter signed by N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper and his counterparts that supports excluding the crop from a pending international trade agreement. “I’ve heard an earful about it this week while talking with farmers at the Sou
Caswell (NC) Messenger
added Feb 9, 2014 21:52
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More tobacco, less health care as Trans-Pacific Partnership secrecy tightens

The secret Trans-Pacific Partnership is about to become even more secret, perhaps seen as a necessity in light of plans to make it easier for tobacco companies to sue while making health care more difficult to obtain.
Systemic Disorder (blog)
added Oct 3, 2013 12:19
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Fees Denied To Firm in Lobby Suit

Lobbyists who sued the Obama administration over its ban on lobbyists serving on federal agency advisory committees are not entitled to legal fees...wanted to serve on Industry Trade Advisory Committees managed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the
National Law Journal
added Sep 21, 2015 14:30
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[Maine] "NAFTA on Steroids" Trade Talks to Wrap Up

Mills and 47 other state AGs sent a letter to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative... the National Association of Manufacturers replied... "Now how did they get our letter?" Mills asked....Thanks for responding on behalf of the U.S. Trade Represent
Rockland (ME) Free Press
added Dec 19, 2014 02:32
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Intellectual Property Chapter of Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement, Tobacco, and Public Health (PDF)

This document assesses provisions of the text of the draft Intellectual Property Chapter of the TPP, leaked on November 13, 20133 ... TPP Partner countries should advance and reach agreement on proposals that promote public health and stem preventable
Center for Policy Analysis on Trade and Health - CPATH (Thoreau Center for Sustainability)
added Nov 28, 2013 23:52
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