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Exclude tobacco (nicotine) from free trade agreements

Exclude tobacco (nicotine) from free trade agreements

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This petition has been created by Prof. Dr. Manfred N. and may not represent the views of the Avaaz community.
Prof. Dr. Manfred N.
started this petition to
World Trade Organization,
EU Commissioner Malmström,
EU Parliament President Schulz
WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) is undermined by the tobacco industry by suing governments for protecting the health of their people. Governments wanted to follow FCTC, which is in line also with recommendations of the World Bank. But the tobacco cartel fights comprehensive advertising bans for its deadly product (e.g. plain packaging and restrictions on display) by litigation based on free trade agreements. Addictive and deadly products must not be subject of these treaties. Public health has to be given a higher priority than free trade. http://www.who.int/dg/speeches/2012/tobacco_20120320/en/index.html. http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2012/9789241503730_eng.pdf