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Arkansas Senate OKs Tapping Into Funds to Cut Disabled Waitlist

to tap into $8.5 million in unused money from the 1999 settlement with tobacco companies to provide more services to the developmentally disabled. The Senate voted 34-0 Thursday to approve a proposal to redirect the money from a health insurance program
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 26, 2017 22:38

[Arkansas] Special Report: Smoking in City Parks

Smoking in city parks is not allowed in Little Rock, but FOX16 discovered it still happens daily. City leaders encourage community action to fight the problem. Leaders implemented the measure four years ago, but some wonder about its effectivess. Cigaret
KLRT Fox 16 (Little Rock, AR)
added Oct 31, 2013 02:24

[Arkansas] Marlboro Lights Marketing Suit Will Get Class Cert. ($$)

An Arkansas judge on Tuesday said he will certify a class of potentially hundreds of thousands of smokers in a lawsuit accusing Philip Morris USA Inc. of knowingly misrepresenting to consumers that its Marlboro Light cigarettes were safer than regular bra
added Oct 23, 2013 15:31

[Arkansas] Law on tobacco tax faces lawsuit

McLane Co. of Temple, Texas ... and some of its subsidiaries have sued two Arkansas agencies and their directors, claiming that a tax law passed in the most recent legislative session is unconstitutional.
Morning News of NW Arkansas
added Sep 20, 2013 13:42

[Arkansas] Philip Morris USA Inc.: Private Company Information

A Pulaski County Circuit judge set a threeday hearing for October to determine whether a 9-year-old lawsuit against Philip Morris USA Inc. can proceed as class-action litigation. The suit seeks to pit every Arkansas smoker of Marlboro Lights over a 38-ye
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Mar 8, 2013 06:13

[Arkansas] Bills seek to douse electronic cigarettes ($$)

Morning News of NW Arkansas
added Mar 25, 2013 20:26

[Arkansas] Tobacco lawsuits from the past may signal future in fight against opioids

“We oversee, monitor and evaluate programs that are funded through the tobacco settlement dollars,” said Matt Gilmore, the director of the tiny Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Commission. For 18 years, it's been this 9-person panel that has funneled million
KTHV-DT CBS (Little Rock, AR)
added Apr 3, 2018 15:27

[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

E-cigarette restrictions fall short in Arkansas Senate panel's vote

A bill that would ban the use of electronic cigarettes in most restaurants and other businesses failed to clear a Senate committee on Wednesday, but its sponsor indicated he plans to present it again. Senate Bill 285, sponsored by Sen. Eddie Cheatham, D
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
added Mar 3, 2017 21:56

PAGELS: Arkansas Politician Tries to Make It Harder to Quit Smoking - Hit & Run

One state rep has proposed jacking up taxes on e-cigarettes, discouraging a safer alternative for those looking to quit tobacco.
Reason Magazine
added Feb 13, 2015 15:12
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