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Senators to U.S. Chamber: Stop Renting Your Letterhead to Big Tobacco

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Jul 2, 2015

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In a statement today, U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown, Richard Blumenthal, Dick Durbin, Jeff Merkley, Al Franken, Elizabeth Warren, and Sheldon Whitehouse reacted to recent reports by The New York Times exposing how the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has worked systematically in countries around the world to help the tobacco industry fight life-saving measures to reduce tobacco use.

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posted July 02, 2015

New York Times: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Fights for Big Tobacco

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Jun 30, 2015

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An in-depth story published today in The New York Times exposes how the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has worked systematically in countries around the world to help the tobacco industry fight life-saving measures to reduce tobacco use.

The Times story examines the U.S. Chamber’s three-pronged approach to fighting back against life-saving measures to reduce tobacco use like smoke-free indoor public places, graphic warning labels on tobacco products, restrictions on tobacco marketing and increased tobacco taxes.

The U.S. Chamber’s tactics, deployed in countries ranging from Nepal to the Philippines to Uruguay, include:

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posted June 30, 2015

How do you say “Industry Interference” in Spanish?

Mystery mischief-makers try to roll back effective laws

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Mar 10, 2011

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Strong and effective tobacco control laws in several Latin America countries, including Peru and Honduras, have been challenged recently and they’re at risk of being weakened.  

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posted March 10, 2011

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