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Roadblocks v. Stepping Stones:. How to Get What You Want. The art of the possible: what can be achieved The art of good negotiations is to know when to fight and when to compromise Never compromise with incomplete information.

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Roadblocks v stepping stones

Roadblocks

v.

Stepping Stones:

How to Get What You Want


Roadblocks v stepping stones

  • The art of the possible: what can be achieved

  • The art of good negotiations is to know when to fight and when to compromise

  • Never compromise with incomplete information


Roadblocks v stepping stones

  • Assure that compromise is a stepping stone to effective legislation and not a roadblock to future enhancement.

  • Live to fight another day


Roadblocks v stepping stones

  • Examples of major roadblocks

  • Voluntary Codes - Industry argues that the government can save time and money and still get the same result.


Just say no

“Just Say No”

Thailand


Roadblocks v stepping stones

Industry youth programmes:

Uzbekistan


Roadblocks v stepping stones

Industry youth programmes:

Middle East


Roadblock

Roadblock

  • Drafting with industry

    Industry has a history of drafting knowledge and a team of lawyers


Roadblocks v stepping stones

Tobacco Executives Swear To Tell Congress the Truth


Roadblocks v stepping stones

  • Examples of Working with the Industry

  • Preemption - a US morality play


Roadblocks v stepping stones

  • Ban on all terms such as light, low and mild- tar, nicotine and CO levels per ISO method to be listed on the pack


More roadblocks

More Roadblocks

  • Unenforceable provisions

    • Excessive penalties

  • Sunset provisions

  • Give authority to wrong agency


Roadblocks v stepping stones

  • Stepping Stones

  • Incremental measures - define what you can do, don’t limit future amendments

  • Chose a less ambitious goal - NY fire safe cigarette (less ignition-prone vs. fire safe)


Stepping stones

Stepping Stones

  • Reporting obligations to ensure effectiveness or build case for additional measures

    • Surveillance data

    • Industry expenditures

    • Population coverage

  • Partial restrictions on advertising

    • Bill boards, electronic media


More stepping stones

More Stepping Stones

  • Product regulation

    • Reporting or disclosure of additives or emissions so you can regulate later; rather than tar and nicotine

  • Taxes

    • If its small, at least do it all at once

  • Labeling

    • 30%, battle every time


Roadblocks v stepping stones

  • State or Local Action

    • Companies are not as concentrated and can’t have the influence

    • Easier to buy national legislators - US clean indoor air


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