Free trade agreements like TTIP or CETA will have huge influence on our daily life. Health and consumer protection will be the focus of our event. Which interests do corporations pursue and what role do we play?
Tobacco companies like Philip Morris use international trade agreements to gain access to new markets and to circumvent tobacco control regulation. TTIP is a new playfield for them. What can we do against that?
Tobacco consumption and production increase hunger and poverty, impede decent livelihoods and lead to deforestation and water pollution. And people in the Global South are the most affected, as a joint study of Unfairtobacco.org, the NGO Forum on Environment and Development and Bread for the World-Protestant Development Service shows.
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With the first world wide health treaty under the auspices of the WHO signatory states commit to put tobacco control into effect.
Now you can show, that the exploitation of people and the destruction of natural resources does not leave you indifferent, no matter where in the world.