free trade agreement http://wkms.org en Lawmakers Urge Inclusion of Tobacco in Free Trade Agreement http://wkms.org/post/lawmakers-urge-inclusion-tobacco-free-trade-agreement <p><font size="2">Kentucky lawmakers are protesting a current trade agreement that they say would hurt tobacco.<br /><br /> The U.S. is currently negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, which includes countries like New Zealand, Peru and Vietnam. But the lawmakers say the proposal excludes tobacco protections.<br /><br /> At a news conference in Frankfort today, Democratic and Republican lawmakers urged President Barack Obama to add provisions for tobacco to the agreement.<br /> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 16:25:09 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 16825 at http://wkms.org