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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:

How to Get What You Want

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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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Assure that compromise is a stepping stone to effective legislation and not a roadblock to future enhancement.
  • Live to fight another day
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Examples of major roadblocks
  • Voluntary Codes - Industry argues that the government can save time and money and still get the same result.
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Roadblock
  • Drafting with industry

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

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Examples of Working with the Industry
  • Preemption - a US morality play
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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
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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)
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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
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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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