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[Asia-pacific, Australia and Oceania, UK] Tobacco control in Asia

Tobacco control is being restructured in Asia. It has moved from being isolated, individualistic, and ad hoc, to a mainstream public health approach ... The epidemic will not only be solved in the corridors of clinics and hospitals, but also in the corr
The Lancet (uk)
added May 6, 2013 12:43

BOSTIC: Tobacco products should have special treatment in trade deal

The TPPA has been touted as the model trade agreement for the 21st century ... “NAFTA on steroids.” One issue that has been a headache for USTR but has received little public attention is how to treat tobacco.
The Hill
added Apr 18, 2013 11:58

Safeguards for Tobacco Control: Options for the TPPA

CONCLUSION Six chapters of the TPPA potentially threaten tobacco-control measures. They expand market access or protect the industry with WTO-plus rules that can be used in later rounds of litigation: 1. Investment—expands investor-state arbitration for U
ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) (us)
added Jan 24, 2014 16:36

[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

Confronting the tobacco epidemic in a new era of trade and investment liberalization. (PDF)

The ways in which the tobacco industry exploits international trade and investment agreements have also become more apparent. The industry continues to lobby bodies such as the office of the United states trade representative in order to gain access to,
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Nov 21, 2012 00:18

Judge Affirms Ban on Lobbyists Sitting on Agency Boards

A federal district judge in Washington on Wednesday threw out a suit six lobbyists brought against the government over the Obama administration's ban on federal lobbyists sitting on agency boards and commissions. The lobbyists, who sought appointment or
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Sep 26, 2012 17:52

KENNY: In the War Against Smoking, America Is on the Wrong Side

The Obama administration has a chance to put the U.S. back on the right side of the war against smoking. The issue is back on the front burner thanks to negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership—
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Jul 2, 2012 10:06

[California] Big Tobacco To Participate In Trans-Pacific Trade Talks In San Diego

On Monday, government officials from Singapore, Chile, New Zealand, Brunei, Australia, Peru, Vietnam and the U.S. will converge on the Hilton Bayfront to discuss the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement which would promote trade between growing n
San Diego (CA) Reader
added Jul 1, 2012 15:23

Leter to USTR from former USTRs Bill Brock, Mickey Kantor, Clayton Yeutter and Susan C. Schwab (PDF)

We urge the Administration not to proceed with this proposal without further consideration of the implications for the trading system that all of us and you have worked hard to build. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss these issues with you.
added Aug 13, 2013 12:50

TPP Negotiations Make 'Better-Than-Expected' Progress

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has confirmed that the twelfth round of negotiations, held recently outside Dallas, Texas, on the proposed extension to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), between Australia, Brunei, Chile, Mal
added May 23, 2012 04:13
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