As Americans get wise to the health risks associated with smoking, tobacco companies have been aggressively pushing product on other countries. And they’re not working alone. They have the help of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The NYT’s Danny Hakim with a blistering report: “From Ukraine to Uruguay, Moldova to the Philippines, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its foreign affiliates have become the hammer for the tobacco industry, engaging in a worldwide effort to fight antismoking laws of all kinds.”

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