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 […]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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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 […]
Posted in FDA, Global Health, Health reform, Tobacco ; Tagged: Adolescent Health, anthropology, child health, children, HHS, National Healthcare, NCDs, non-communicable diseases, public health, Real Cost Campaign, Smoking, Teenagers, tobacco control.
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. […]
Posted in Health reform, Healthcare, Tobacco ; Tagged: ACA, access to health care, CVS, National Healthcare, Obamacare, pharmacies, president obama, retail clinics, retail health clinics, tobacco control.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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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 email@example.com. The 23rd session of The United Nations Human Rights Council was held in Vienna on May 27-June 14, 2013. In the session, […]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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