In case you missed it -- former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius published an op-ed on Medium to mark World No Tobacco Day and the TPP's potential to help bring us closer to a tobacco free world. Secretary Sebelius is a member of the Progressive Coalition for American Jobs.
Key excerpts below:
TPP exempts legal claims that challenge tobacco control measures through the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) process. It provides broad coverage, protecting regulation on the wide-range of measures needed for tobacco prevention, including controls on the distribution, labeling, packaging, advertising, marketing, and sale of tobacco products.
With TPP’s strong policy statement against tobacco companies’ abuse of ISDS, the American Cancer Society and Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids have called the trade deal a “historic step for public health” and “a critical step toward ending the tobacco industry’s growing abuse of trade agreements to challenge life-saving tobacco control measures all over the world.” The American Cancer Society and Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids are committed to ending tobacco dependence, and both are pushing for quick passage of TPP.
Read the full piece online here.