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[Pennsylvania] As Philly preps new cigarette tax, old tobacco revenues drop

Does that tell us anything about whether the city is likely to raise the $90 million it hopes to raise from the smokers' tax in the next year? "It raises a red flag," Butkovitz told me. "We don’t know if people have changed their chewing habit, or if it’
Philly blogs
added Oct 1, 2014 06:01

[Canada] Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit pushes for smoke-free apartment buildings

Smoking rates are down to about 20 per cent in the region, the health unit stated in a press release, but almost one in three families in multi-unit dwellings is involuntarily exposed to secondhand smoke through shared ventilation systems, windows and pa
Simcoe County (Ont) Online (ca)
added Oct 1, 2014 05:50

Big Tobacco Rails Against Ad Phrasing In Gov’t RICO Suit ($$)

“The message that defendants would be required to communicate to viewers through these statements is clear and unmistakable: ‘We are liars.’ … To coerce defendants to vilify themselves in the public square ... is to bring back the days of the scarlet let
added Oct 1, 2014 05:48

[Illinois] Ill. High Court To Review $10B Philip Morris Cigarette Verdict ($$)

George A. Zelcs of Korein Tillery, an attorney for the plaintiffs, told Law360 on Wednesday that the plaintiffs “feel very confident that the trial record below will be sustained on appeal” and that they “look forward to rearguing the case when the heari
added Oct 1, 2014 05:46

The Museum as a platform for tobacco promotion in China

China Tobacco Museum in Shanghai is the largest in China, consisting of seven pavilions of tobacco-related exhibits. A focus group and previous survey data revealed that the museum conveys messages that make tobacco use appealing. Of the pavilions, three
Tobacco Control
added Oct 1, 2014 05:45

ARCHIVE: ALEC and the Tobacco Industry

ALEC's relationship with the tobacco industry started after 1979...providing access to influential government officials, tobacco industry documents reveal that a relationship with ALEC benefits the industry in many other ways. ALEC has functioned both as
PR Watch
added Sep 30, 2014 17:45

ARCHIVE: "Tobacco Can Cure Smoking" and other Highlights of ALEC's Annual Meeting in Salt Lake

"Can Tobacco Cure Smoking?" is the title of a workshop this morning led by the tobacco industry-backed Dr. Brad Rodu, who is trained as a dentist but has the title "Chair of Tobacco Harm Reduction Research" at the University of Louisville, a program prim
PR Watch
added Sep 30, 2014 17:41

Microsoft and More Leave ALEC, 80 Corporations Out

"in 2014 Microsoft decided to no longer participate in the American Legislative Exchange Council’s Communications and Technology Task Force, which had been our only previous involvement with ALEC. With this decision, we no longer contribute any dues to A
PR Watch
added Sep 30, 2014 17:39

Google Leads a Corporate Exodus From Lobbying Group ALEC

Facebook announced that it is unlikely to renew its membership in ALEC next year, and Yelp and Yahoo told Common Cause, a good-government group that tracks ALEC’s notoriously secretive agenda, that they have already parted ways with the organization. “Be
added Sep 30, 2014 17:36

American Legislative Exchange Council Statement on Google Membership

“It is unfortunate to learn Google has ended its membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council as a result of public pressure from left-leaning individuals and organizations who intentionally confuse free market policy perspectives for climate
American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)
added Sep 30, 2014 17:24
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