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EDITORIAL: Why aren’t Missouri and Kansas spending tobacco settlement money on helping smokers kick the habit?

Missouri’s reluctance to spend any money to help people stop smoking is fiscally irresponsible... The state has more smokers than other states because it encourages the habit. The state’s tobacco tax — just 17 cents per pack — is the lowest in the nation
Kansas City (MO) Star
added Dec 18, 2017 16:21
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Arkansas Senate: Tobacco Settlement funds spend many ways to improve health in Arkansas

At the December meeting of the Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Commission the governor made a surprise appearance. He wanted to thank commissioners for their help in providing home care and services to about 500 people with developmental disabilities.
Magnolia (AR) Reporter
added Dec 18, 2017 16:10
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[New Jersey] Christie signs laws to fund anti-tobacco efforts, make birth control more accessible

The outgoing Republican governor also signed another health-related law, this one dedicating a small mount of tax revenue to fund smoking cessation programs. Christie gutted most state-funded anti-smoking efforts early in his first term.
NJ.com
added Dec 18, 2017 15:03
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[West Virginia] EDITORIAL: Sunday Perspective: An ember of good news on tobacco

West Virginia’s horrible cigarette smoking rate is declining. While 28.6 percent of adults were addicted in 2011, just 24.8 percent were in 2016...That’s still considerably worse than America’s 15 percent national rate...“In high school students since 200
Charleston (WV) Sunday Gazette-Mail
added Dec 18, 2017 16:13
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[Kansas] Flame retardants cloud way for firefighters

Flame retardants can be a major threat to firefighters because when they burn, carcinogens are released into the air....The big shift to flame retardants came in the late 1970s and is traced directly to the tobacco industry...the industry spent millions
Hutchinson (KS) News
added Dec 18, 2017 16:06
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Tennessee ranks 34th for smoking prevention funding nationwide

The state spends a little more than $6 million annually to prevent people from picking up the habit and convincing current smokers to drop it... State funding also pales in comparison to the whopping $428.7 million generated in total revenue from tobacco
Chattanooga (TN) Times & Free Press
added Dec 17, 2017 12:50
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[Kentucky] EDITORIAL: Now is the time to enact a Nelson County smoking ban

With more than two decades of data, those who support smoking bans in public places finally have documented proof of what they have been saying all along — protecting people from second-hand smoke can, and will, save lives.
Kentucky Standard
added Dec 17, 2017 12:52
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[New York] Kirsten Gillibrand, Long a Champion of Women, Finds the Nation Joining Her

Ms. Gillibrand looked back at him, plainly bored by her elected company. She had not smoked since she became a mother, she told him. And yet. “I need a cigarette,” Ms. Gillibrand joked, adding an expletive her sons are not supposed to hear.
New York Times
added Dec 16, 2017 20:28
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[Minnesota] St. Louis Park finalizes ban on flavored tobacco products ($$)

Council members passed around an array of flavored tobacco products during a March 6 conversation on regulating them. (Sun Sailor photo by Seth Rowe) Beginning in May, flavored tobacco will be illegal to sell at St. Louis Park retail shops.
ECM Publishers
added Dec 16, 2017 20:21
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[Florida] Voters could decide tobacco, `certificate of need’ issues

A panel of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission approved separate proposed constitutional amendments that would alter how much money is set aside for anti-smoking programs
Florida Politics
added Dec 16, 2017 19:59
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