New York mayor asks why Obama is caving on tobacco in the TPPA

The mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, asks why Obama is caving on tobacco in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPPA) in an opinion piece published by the New York Times.

"LAST year I endorsed President Obama for re-election largely because of his commitment to putting science and public health before politics. But now the Obama administration appears to be on the verge of bowing to pressure from a powerful special-interest group, the tobacco industry, in a move that would be a colossal public health mistake and potentially contribute to the deaths of tens of millions of people around the world."

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