Monday, January 27, 2014 - 10:05pm
Biden wants tobacco prohibited in US trade agreements
Updated Monday, January 27, 2014 - 10:19pm
Attorney General Beau Biden joined 44 other state attorneys general in signing a letter to exclude tobacco products when negotiating international trade and investment agreements.
Biden says, â€śDelaware and many other states have taken specific steps to reduce tobacco use, particularly among youth, and we donâ€™t want to threaten the substantial progress those efforts have made in protecting public health."
The letter sent to the U.S. Trade Representative happens during a time when discussions for a multilateral trade and investment agreement among Pacific Rim countries is in progress.
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