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[North Carolina] EDITORIAL: Dec. 2 Darts & Laurels

Laurels — To the town of Ayden for making its parks tobacco-free. ...The ordinance will also help lower littering in the parks and help keep children from inhaling secondhand smoke. No butts about it — Ayden is making a healthy change.
Greenville (NC) Daily Reflector
added Dec 2, 2017 16:37
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[Virginia] ARCHIVE: Philip Morris Money

Though the company has used its tobacco profits to support charitable and educational works for decades, what's new now is that its $60-million corporate giving program is suddenly being dwarfed by a $100-million-a-year image-rebuilding campaign launched
The American Prospect
added Dec 1, 2017 17:49
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[UK, New York] Gifts Tied to Opioid Sales Invite a Question: Should Museums Vet Donors?

donors sometimes give hefty amounts to institutions in an effort to shift attention from business practices that may strike some as unsavory.... In the 1980s, for example, antismoking groups denounced the Joffrey Ballet and other institutions for acceptin
New York Times
added Dec 1, 2017 16:52
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[Connecticut] Tobacco Industry Launches Ads On Dangers Of Smoking

“The budget that was just passed by the legislature also eliminates the funding for tobacco control for the next two years,” he said. “So assuming no changes are made, we will go four years without a single cent being earmarked for tobacco control, despi
WNPR - The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN)
added Dec 1, 2017 16:05
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[North Carolina] SMITH: Big Tobacco dodges financial bullet

North Carolina, like most states, put little to none of this money in preventing people from smoking, but just used this as another funding stream to be spent as it pleased. So the cycle will continue unimpeded.
Lumberton (NC) Robesonian
added Dec 1, 2017 15:45
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[Florida] Vaping Ban Proposal Gets Unanimous Support

A ban on vaping in workplaces is one step closer to appearing on the 2018 ballot after a panel of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission unanimously approved the proposal...said people are being adversely affected by public vaping because a ban on
CBS Local CBS4/TV33
added Dec 1, 2017 15:41
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[Minnesota] Dakota County public housing complexes will go smoke-free next year

the Dakota County Community Development Agency, which manages the 80-unit Colleen Loney Manor and 243 other federally funded public housing units across the county, is taking the smoking ban another step. Last month, the CDA notified its residents that sm
Saint Paul (MN) Pioneer Press
added Dec 1, 2017 15:39
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[Minnesota] Starting July, the Plymouth tobacco sales age will be 21

On Tuesday, Nov. 28, the Plymouth City Council voted 4-3 to amend its city code concerning tobacco and related products. The change reflects the growing national campaign: Tobacco 21. Voting in favor were councilors Judy Johnson, Ned Carroll, Jim Willis
Lakeshore (MN) Weekly News
added Dec 1, 2017 15:29
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Bouchard: Tobacco Company Still Responsible for Florida Settlement Payments

The Delaware Court of Chancery on Thursday blocked an attempt by tobacco company ITG Brands to extricate itself from a dispute over $30 million in annual settlement payments owed to the state of Florida after the company acquired four popular brands of c
Law.com
added Dec 1, 2017 02:35
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[Arkansas] Why a judge chose law schools over cancer research in benefits from cigarette lawsuit / FROM CIGARETTE PROFITS TO LAW SCHOOLS: A final payout in lawsuit for damages to smokers draws a question.

In its initial request... suggested the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, Arkansas Children's Hospital...The judge ... wrote that the system of law had been critical in winning the case and the award should be consistent with "the nature of the underlying
Arkansas Times
added Dec 1, 2017 02:35
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