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[Australia, Malaysia] GILLARD: Tobacco's ugly truth must be uncovered | Julia Gillard

In Australia, 15,000 people die a year due to tobacco use. The fight has not been won yet, but our plain packaging policy works and should be defended ... Free trade equals more jobs and prosperity. Less smoking equals more people alive and healthy. Bot
Malaysia Sun (au)
added Dec 23, 2013 00:03
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[Australia, Burma/Myanmar, California] EDITORIAL: Bending to Big Tobacco

Anti-smoking organizations called the Obama administration's watered-down stance in trade talks a missed opportunity. They're correct. The ability of nations to control and restrict tobacco will become increasingly relevant as the tobacco industry uses
Fresno (CA) Bee
added Aug 24, 2013 19:51
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U.S. TRADE AGREEMENTS SHOULD NOT APPLY TO TOBACCO / Forty-five state and territorial attorneys general sent a letter urging the U.S. trade representative to exclude tobacco and tobacco products when negotiating all international trade and investment agree

Dear Ambassador Froman: The undersigned Attorneys General write to request that the United States Trade Representative act to preserve the ability of state and local governments to regulate tobacco products to protect the public health. This request is
National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG)
added Jan 28, 2014 07:47
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EDITORIAL: Big Tobacco Bullies

American officials have said they plan to include language in that pact, which could be finalized next year, to protect those nations from legal challenges by tobacco companies. Those safeguards must be ironclad
New York Times
added Dec 15, 2013 21:44
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[New Zealand] Pushback against big tobacco

Trade unions are backing a proposal to stop foreign companies suing the Government over controversial laws. New Zealand First has put forward a member's bill to stop foreign companies like tobacco companies being able to sue the government for laws they
Radio Network (nz)
added Mar 22, 2015 17:40
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[Australia] The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreements - Don’t trade away health

Philip Morris tobacco company is already using ISDS to challenge Australia’s plain packaging legislation for tobacco, which was implemented in order to protect public health. Negotiations around government procurement in the TPP restrict the ability of g
Communist Party of Australia (CPA) (au)
added Feb 25, 2014 23:42
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[Australia, New Zealand] Plain Packaging for the Pacific Rim: The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Tobacco Control

Part I focuses on the debate over the intellectual property chapter of the TPP … Part II examines the investment chapter of the TPP ... Part III looks at the discussion as to whether there should be specific text on tobacco control in the TPP, and, if so,
Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
added Dec 16, 2013 22:27
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U.S. Lawmakers to President Obama: Protect Tobacco Control Measures under Trade Pact

Fifty-six members of the U.S. House of Representatives this week signed a letter to President Obama urging him to protect nations' authority to adopt tobacco control measures under the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. The United
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Nov 4, 2013 12:03
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[Australia] No logo / Big Tobacco’s controversial, ailing crusade against plain packaging

Only America, where the right to free speech makes standard packs highly unlikely, may remain an anomaly (though it is a signatory to the TPP). In the past investors often viewed a new wave of rules on tobacco as a chance to buy tobacco stocks inexpensiv
The Economist
added Aug 4, 2016 16:57
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[Asia-pacific] Some U.S. Industries Seen as Winners in Pacific Trade Pact

Tobacco companies are among losers in the pact. The agreement is the one of the first in the world to allow countries to prevent the tobacco industry from suing foreign governments over antismoking measures in special arbitration panels. Philip Morris In
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Oct 5, 2015 23:34
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