Tag Archives: tobacco control

06.11.15

Competing to smoke – when antitrust law undermines the public health

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What if I told you that while one government agency is tasked with reducing the prevalence of smoking in the US, another is making decisions that aim to keep cigarettes cheap and accessible? Well, this bizarre outcome is exactly what happens when antitrust law is rigidly applied to the tobacco industry. This week, with approval […]

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05.29.15

INDONESIA HAS IT BACKWARD: IT’S NOT E-CIGARETTES THAT’S THE PROBLEM BUT SMOKING

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This post was written by O’Neill Institute Executive Director, Oscar Cabrera and O’Neill Institute Faculty Director, Lawrence O. Gostin. Any questions about this post can be directed to cabrera@law.georgetown.edu or gostin@law.georgetown.edu. Indonesia recently announced that it will institute a nationwide ban on e-cigarettes. It might seem that banning an addictive and harmful, nicotine-delivering product that […]

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03.27.15

Trade leaks and litigation funds: how the tobacco industry reels us into more pointless battles

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A few weeks ago, I expressed my frustrations at the endless cycle of the tobacco industry demanding more and more evidence to justify simple tobacco control measures – and governments around the world giving in. Yesterday, parts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s (TPP), a trade agreement currently being negotiated between 12 countries including the US, were […]

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02.19.15

How many scientists and lawyers does it take to regulate a cigarette package?

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This week, we have seen yet another example of tobacco industry intimidation tactics being used to stop a government from enacting laws that will save lives and protect the public health. The Irish government announced that it is introducing plain packaging legislation, following through on its goal of becoming the first country in the European […]

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04.17.14

Innovative Solutions for Complex Health Challenges: Our Past, Present, and Future – The O'Neill Institute Retrospective

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We are delighted to present the Retrospective for the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University, Innovative Solutions for Complex Health Challenges: Our Past, Present, and Future.  

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02.10.14

Toward a Smoke-Free Generation: FDA Launches Tobacco Education Campaign for Teens

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On February 11, 2014, the FDA launched “The Real Cost” education campaign, aimed at preventing at-risk youth from using tobacco and reducing the amount of teenagers who become regular smokers. In 2009, President Obama signed into law the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, granting the FDA the authority to regulate tobacco. The campaign […]

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02.07.14

CVS’s Bold Move: Goodbye Tobacco, Hello Health Care

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 This week, the second-largest drugstore chain CVS Caremark Corp. (CVS) announced that it will stop selling tobacco products in its 7,600 pharmacies starting on October 1. The medical and tobacco control advocacy organizations applaud the decision, as it contributes to combatting tobacco consumption in the U.S. and exerts pressure on competitors to do the same. […]

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09.18.13

TPP Agreement Negotiations and Tobacco

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This post was written by Uma Jatkar, Research Assistant, Global Health LL.M. ‘13, at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Any questions or comments about this post can be directed to uj11@georgetown.edu. The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement is the latest multilateral free trade agreement that seeks to reduce barriers to trade […]

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07.30.13

What Possible Effects Can the Recent United Nations Human Rights Council Resolution Have in Latin American Courts?

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This post was written by Luis Enrique Rosas (Intern at  Mexican Supreme Court), summer research assistant at Georgetown University Law Center. Any comments or questions about this post can be directed to luisenriquerosas@gmail.com. The 23rd session of The United Nations Human Rights Council was held in Vienna on May 27-June 14, 2013. In the session, […]

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07.18.13

Safety and efficacy of electronic cigarettes to quit smoking are not scientifically demonstrated says WHO – A clear answer to a (not so) complicated problem?

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This post was written by Florian Kastler (Global Health LL.M. 2011), visiting researcher at Georgetown University Law Center. Any comments or questions about this post can be directed to florian.kastler@gmail.com. Last week, on 9 July 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) updated its Questions and answers on electronic cigarettes or electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) […]

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