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U.S. Chamber Of Commerce’s Actions To Protect Intellectual Property Misrepresented; Group Does Not Support Smoking

New York Times: Letter to the Editor: U.S. Chamber of Commerce: We Don’t Support Smoking
Thomas J. Donohue, president and chief executive of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

“Recent articles, such as ‘U.S. Chamber Travels the World, Fighting Curbs on Smoking’ (front page, July 1), unfairly portray some of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s global activities on behalf of the protection of intellectual property and trademarks as a campaign to promote smoking and fight antismoking measures. The U.S. Chamber does not support smoking and wants people to quit. We promote wellness nationally and globally, and we sponsor smoking cessation plans for our own employees…” (7/10).

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