Tobacco & Trade: A Global Effort to Undermine Public Health (2015)

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Tobacco and international trade agreements, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, have been in the news a lot lately. This Tobacco Control Legal Consortium webinar provides an overview of the controversy over tobacco in international trade and the impact of free-trade tobacco on global public health. Speakers describe the worldwide tobacco problem and the tobacco industry’s historic use of litigation as a tool to thwart global tobacco control efforts. The webinar also provides a brief update on current international tobacco trade litigation.

This webinar has already occurred. Please use the resources below:

Webinar Slides [PowerPoint]

Webinar Recording:


  • Chris Bostic, Deputy Director for Policy, ASH: Action on Smoking & Health
  • Gregg HaifleyDirector, Federal Relations, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
  • Benn McGrady, Technical Officer (Legal), World Health Organization


  • Doug Blanke, Executive Director, Public Health Law Center