Trade threats to state tobacco control efforts
Learning Areas:Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Define the scope of trade policy and its impact on U.S. states' regulatory interventions to address the health impact of tobacco. Identify the challenges faced by US states seeking to limit tobacco use and impacts, when trade and investment treaties allow tobacco corporations to directly challenge domestic policy in international trade tribunals. Analyze the threat of the TransPacific Partnership (TPP) now under negotiation, and other trade and investment agreements to state laws. Identify possible solutions and actions that may be undertaken that will both allow free trade and preserve states’ sovereign right to protect public health.
Keyword(s): Tobacco Control, Tobacco Industry
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Chair, Maine Citizen Trade Policy Commission; cleared advisor to the USTR serving on the Intergovernmental Policy Advisory Commission; panelist on trade policy and public health at legislative and public health meetings including Legacy Foundation, APHA, NCSL, NCOIL; stakeholder presenter at negotiations of the TPP in Chicago, Peru, and Virginia; drafted policy statements and convened national briefings sessions of state legislators, and provided comments to federal trade negotiators including comments on impacts on tobacco regulation.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.