Obama's TPP Tobacco Plan Slammed By Anti-Smoking Groups

Law360, New York (August 20, 2013, 3:50 PM EDT) -- Public health groups on Monday blasted the Obama administration for backing down from strong protections for tobacco controls under the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, saying a recent U.S. proposal would make it harder to ward off challenges to tobacco regulations.

Five public health advocacy groups said in a joint statement that the U.S. Trade Representative's office has retreated from a plan that would have created a “safe harbor” to shield tobacco control regulations in the U.S. and the 11 other TPP countries from challenges to those...
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