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.