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[USA] U.S. Health Groups to USTR: Protect Tobacco Control Measures Under Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement

In a letter to Froman, the health groups urged USTR to offer the proposal at the next round of negotiations, scheduled for July 15-25 in Malaysia. USTR first indicated in May 2012 that it planned to propose language that would protect nations’ authority
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Aug 13, 2013 11:57

[USA] LEVIN: Tobacco state protest may snuff out Obama administration trade move

trade agreements have become a weapon of choice for tobacco companies seeking to thwart the toughest rules. ... a letter to President Obama from Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., and another to
Salon Magazine
added Aug 13, 2013 11:47

[Asia, Thailand] BIGGS: Where there's smoke, There's ISE

We have George Bush Snr to thank for putting an end to the Thai Tobacco Monopoly's monopoly; American cigarette companies barged in here citing free trade agreements, demanding the right to give Thais emphysema and lung cancer too.
Bangkok Post (th)
added Jul 7, 2013 20:59

[Asia, USA] Trade Pact Mustn't Threaten Tobacco Regs, Groups Tell USTR ($$)

In a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Mike Froman — who received confirmation from the U.S. Senate last week — the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, the American Lung Association and other groups said the U.S. negotiators of the Trans-Pacific Partnershi
added Jun 27, 2013 01:03

In D.C. Circuit, Lobbyists Fight Obama Lobbying Ban

lawyers for a half-dozen lobbyists contend the Obama administration's prohibition on federal lobbyists from sitting on agency boards and commissions has "punished" their clients.
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added May 7, 2013 18:27

[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

[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
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