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Big Tobacco Makes a Comeback in California: Even Democrats Are Taking Money From Tobacco Companies | The Snitch

The tobacco industry is tightening its grip on California politics in attempt to block anti-tobacco legislation — and its working, according to a new study from UCSF. Big tobacco has donated some $64 million to various political campaigns over the last s
San Francisco Weekly
added Oct 29, 2014 10:16
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Lobbyists, Bearing Gifts, Pursue Attorneys General

But Matthew L. Myers...who was on a panel about e-cigarettes at an event in Park City, Utah, was startled by what he saw: lobbyists from regulated industries — financial, energy, alcohol, tobacco and pharmaceutical companies — socializing with top state l
New York Times
added Oct 29, 2014 09:41
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[UK] MPs shall go to the ball … thanks to more than £100,000 of free hospitality

Tobacco companies were among the most prolific providers of corporate hospitality to MPs, with JTI, the maker of Benson & Hedges and Silk Cut cigarettes, offering hospitality to nine MPs. Imperial Tobacco provided three MPs with VIP tickets to, and hospi
The Guardian (uk)
added Oct 27, 2014 10:09
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UCSF report: California Tobacco Control Program under threat

Once a highly successful program and international model, the state's anti-tobacco efforts now appear to be waning due to the decreased spending power of the California Tobacco Control Program, a resurgence of the tobacco industry in state politics, and t
News-Medical.net
added Oct 26, 2014 20:15
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Study: Campaign Spending Skews Justice Against Defendants

Republican justices are slightly less likely to vote in favor of criminal defendants than other justices, according to the study. "However, the analysis indicates that TV ads exacerbate this difference," it says. "Even starting from different baselines, t
National Law Journal
added Oct 24, 2014 11:26
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Tobacco Control in California, 2007-2014: A Resurgent Tobacco Industry While Inflation Erodes the California Tobacco Control Program (308 pp) (PDF)

Countering a resurging tobacco industry will require advocates to be much more visible and assertive in challenging politicians who take tobacco money. Progress on tobacco control has been concentrated at the local level where policymakers are relatively
eScholarship
added Oct 24, 2014 10:02
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California’s Tobacco Control Efforts Losing Steam: Reduced Spending Power, Resurgence of Big Tobacco, e-cigs to blame

“The combination of weak leadership at the state level, willingness of political leaders to accept tobacco industry money, and inflation eroding the spending power of the California Tobacco Control Program are compromising its effectiveness, which will l
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Oct 23, 2014 14:34
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[Kentucky] FANG: Mitch McConnell Will Say Anything for a Ham

“I’m not a scientist,” McConnell responded...But earlier in his career, when McConnell played a pivotal role on behalf of the tobacco industry...believed he had enough scientific knowledge to question public-health officials.
The Nation
added Oct 23, 2014 13:41
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[California] GLANTZ: ACS CAN CALLS ON GOVERNOR BROWN TO RETURN THE $100,000 CONTRIBUTION FROM PHILIP MORRIS TO PROPOSITIONS 1 & 2

Good for ACS CAN in calling out Governor Brown for taking $100,000 from Philip Morris. He should do what ACS asks and give the money back (and pledge not to take any more).
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Oct 21, 2014 11:00
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[Australia, Vietnam, Kentucky, North Carolina] McConnell seeks to protect tobacco industry in trade deal

McConnell is pressuring U.S. negotiators to ensure that tobacco companies can take part in the dispute settlement portion of the trade deal, with talks scheduled next week on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact with several countries in Asia a
The Hill
added Oct 19, 2014 19:29
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