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Tobacco products are expected to kill one billion people worldwide this century. The industry, seeking to maintain and grow its profits, is seeking to expand in existing and new markets globally. 

After huge wins against big tobacco in the U.S., we're striking back globally, too. A recently negotiated trade and investment agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), includes a landmark provision that would take a significant step to eliminate tobacco companies' ability to bully nations into not passing tobacco control laws.   

We are working to convince Congress to approve this trade agreement so this historic provision can take effect. 

The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade and investment agreement includes the U.S. and 11 Pacific Rim nations.

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July 19, 2016
National

Last week, public health triumphed over big tobacco in the small South American country of Uruguay. Six years ago, Philip Morris International, a tobacco giant, sued the country of Uruguay over their proposed tobacco control policies. The laws were created to reduce youth and adult smoking by regulating the marketing

May 18, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC May 18, 2016 The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) released a report today assessing the economic impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade and investment agreement. The report is mandated ahead of congressional action on a trade deal that includes an historic tobacco control provision. A statement from

February 5, 2016
National

The United States joined 11 other countries and signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement in Auckland, New Zealand, on February 4 Š—– World Cancer Day. This is the first time that a signed trade and investment agreement includes a provision that protects the right of participating countries to adopt

February 2, 2016

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman will join 11 other trade ministers in Auckland, New Zealand, this week to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade agreement that for the first time includes a provision that protects the right of participating nations to adopt public health measures to reduce tobacco use and prevents tobacco companies from using the TPP to launch legal attacks on such measures.

International Tobacco Prevention Resources

In this report, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network highlights what’s at stake if Congress does not approve of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement with the tobacco provision.  Without this provision, the tobacco industry would be able to use the agreement to pursue legal challen

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) has advocated for inclusion of a strong anti-tobacco provision in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade and investment agreement that recognizes the unique harms of tobacco products.

This report by the American Cancer Society and the World Lung Foundation provides information on tobacco's harm, tobacco use, tobacco industry activities, and tobacco control activities globally.