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Research paper / Tobacco industry argues domestic trademark laws and international treaties preclude cigarette health warning labels, despite consistent legal advice that the argument is invalid

Governments should not be intimidated by tobacco company threats and unsubstantiated claims, and carefully craft HWL laws to withstand the inevitable tobacco industry lawsuits with the knowledge that the companies’ own lawyers as well as authoritative bod
Tobacco Control
added Apr 12, 2014 14:52
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[New Zealand] Senior doctors endorse nurses concerns over secret Trans Pacific Partnership agreement negotiations

Senior doctors endorse the concerns raised by nurses about the secret negotiations over the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement," said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, today. Mr Powell was commenting
New Zealand Doctor (nz)
added Oct 15, 2013 02:05
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PHI Letter to White House regarding Tobacco Control and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

I am writing on behalf of the Public Health Institute (PHI), … request that the US Trade Representative seek to "carve out" tobacco control measures and tobacco products from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and remove Investor State Dispute Resolut
Public Health Institute
added Oct 9, 2013 09:58
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[Brunei] Tobacco plan puts U.S. trade representative in crossfire

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman didn’t wait long after arriving in Brunei this week for the 19th round of talks in the Trans-Pacific Partnership to create controversy, making a point of identifying tobacco as a specific example of a public healt
Politico
added Aug 24, 2013 11:52
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Obama goes to bat for Big Tobacco in the TPP, Says Action on Smoking and Health

"The draft TPPA benefits tobacco companies with zero tariffs, expanded investor rights, and greater limits on regulation of tobacco advertising and other services," said Robert Stumberg ... "The revised U.S. position inserts the word 'tobacco' without to
PR Newswire
added Aug 20, 2013 07:22
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[California] Richard Fink: The Koch Brothers’ Big Tobacco Man Behind the Kochtopus Curtain

relatively few people have heard of Richard Fink. And even fewer know of his connections to Big Tobacco – connections which may have influenced the creation and actions of Koch-funded front groups for decades to come. With the Kochs’ support, Fink estab
The Checks and Balances Project
added Feb 6, 2013 05:41
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[Asia-pacific] The Marlboro Man to Go Into Hiding in Canada; Country to Adopt Generic Cigarette Packaging

But the threat of litigation does not appear to be deterring Canada’s liberal government. If the recently published Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) treaty is approved and implemented, the tobacco industry might find it more difficult to file legal challen
Corporate Counsel Magazine
added Nov 26, 2015 10:19
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[Asia-pacific] TOBACCO-STATE POLITICIANS: GROW UP AND DO THE RIGHT THING ON TPP

So says Peter Benson...“The American Chamber of Commerce has been advocating on behalf of tobacco companies for the TPP because the TPP would lower tariffs and lower taxes on American-made cigarettes,” Benson said. “So tobacco companies really stand to g
Global Trade Magazine
added Nov 8, 2015 21:23
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[Asia-pacific, Georgia] UPDATE 1-Push grows to target tobacco, health in Pacific trade rules (Adds comments from Australia's Robb, lobby group, background, Democrats)

Pressure is mounting on Pacific trading partners over potential steps to block foreign investors from suing governments over anti-smoking measures, under a free trade pact that is nearing completion. Trade ministers from 12 countries are discussing possi
Reuters
added Oct 1, 2015 09:00
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[USA] President Obama’s smoking problem in Malaysia

Malaysia’s government is battling against a smoking epidemic that threatens its young people — and it fears Barack Obama’s big Pacific trade deal will make the health crisis even worse. ... Malaysia’s fear is that it will suffer the same fate that Urugua
Politico
added Apr 28, 2014 02:34
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