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Evolution Communications Agency Honored by Colorado Healthcare Communicators' Gold Leaf Awards / Agency Recognized for Public Health, Specialty Medicine Campaigns

Other award-winning efforts created by Evolution include ...the "I Am a Smoke-Free Zone" campaign to educate adults about the dangers of secondhand smoke to children.
PR Newswire
added Nov 9, 2018 02:22
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Retailers’ perspectives on selling tobacco in a low-income San Francisco neighbourhood after California’s $2 tobacco tax increase

Conclusions Small, independent retailers’ concerns, about selling tobacco and about the health and well-being of customers, suggest that such retailers may be important allies in tobacco control efforts, particularly those focused on the point-of-sale.
Tobacco Control
added Nov 9, 2018 02:20
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[Montana] Obamacare, Medicaid, and Medicare won the midterms

The tax was voted down, putting Medicaid for 100,000 low-income Montanans in jeopardy, according to advocates. The fight against the tax was backed by Big Tobacco giant Altria.
Yahoo Finance (uk)
added Nov 8, 2018 19:12
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[Florida] Fla. Appeals Court Blunts Cigar Wrap Tax Rule ($$)

A Florida appeals court ruled Tuesday that a state agency’s memorandum outlining the taxation of whole leaf cigar wraps constituted an unenforceable rule, overturning an administrative law judge’s ruling.
Law360
added Nov 8, 2018 19:10
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[West Virginia] Arkansas justice calls election a win over outside spending

Republican State Leadership Committee’...which launched its initiative focused on state court races in 2014, and its donors this year have included the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, tobacco company Reynolds American...Two prominent Republicans backed by the g
Seymour (IN) Daily Tribune
added Nov 8, 2018 19:09
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[California] As teen use of Juul soars, doctors ask, what's really in these e-cigs?

Olivia Gordon, who participated in the UCSF study on the effects of teen use of e-cigarettes, demonstrates how students at her high school would hide Juul in their jacket sleeves and sneak puffs of the flavored nicotine vapor during classOlivia Gordon, w
NBC News
added Nov 7, 2018 23:28
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[California] How Big Tobacco is using social media to lure teens

The deceptive social media campaigns for Big Tobacco have been viewed 25 billion times worldwide, including nearly nine billion times in the United States. Because social media knows no international bounds, children in the United States freely receive p
KFMB-TV CBS 8 (San Diego, CA)
added Nov 7, 2018 20:44
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[Montana] Tobacco tax initiative appears headed for defeat

With 64 percent of the state's precincts fully reported by 11:30 a.m., support for the measure was trailing 46 percent to 54 percent, according to the Montana Secretary of State's website. The political fight over I-185 was one of the most expensive in
Helena (MT) Independent Record
added Nov 7, 2018 19:27
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Montana Election Results

Ballot Measures / i-185 / No 230,628 53.6% / Yes 199,480 46.4 / 430,108 votes, 91% reporting (607 of 669 precincts)
New York Times
added Nov 7, 2018 19:25
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Montana's ballot initiatives on tobacco tax, mining probably won't be decided on Election Day

The political fight over the I-185 is one of the most expensive in Montana history with more than $20 million in campaign activity. Tobacco companies have spent millions opposing I-185.
Billings (MT) Gazette
added Nov 7, 2018 19:23
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