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Brainerd Dispatch: Franken pushes U.S. Chamber on tobacco lobbying

Following news reports that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is lobbying internationally to advance the interests of big tobacco, U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) joined seven of his Senate colleagues Wednesday in urging the Chamber to stop undermining global anti-smoking measures.

The Chamber’s decision to wield its influence to fight regulations aimed at curbing the use of tobacco products has led to significant backlash in recent days. On Tuesday, in response to the revelations and ensuing controversy, CVS Health ended its membership with the Chamber.

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