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CVS did the right thing by leaving the U.S. Chamber

By Emma Stockton   Last week, CVS Health did the right thing and cut ties with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This announcement came in the wake of a series of New York Times articles revealing the Chamber’s role in a global lobbying effort to combat anti-smoking policies. CVS Health’s decision to leave the Chamber follows its 2014 decision to …

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a Smokescreen for Big Tobacco

See this post in original publication   By Lisa Gilbert and John Stewart   The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, as the self-described “world’s largest business organization,” has a major influence in public policy both here at home and internationally. A report released today by Tobacco Free Kids, Public Citizen’s U.S. Chamber Watch, Corporate Accountability International and several …

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Blowing Smoke for Big Tobacco

A series of investigative articles by The New York Times beginning June 30, 2015 exposed how the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (U.S. Chamber) has worked systematically in countries around the world to help the tobacco industry fight life-saving measures to reduce tobacco use. The Times articles examined the U.S. Chamber’s multi-pronged approach to fighting measures …

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