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[Japan] Tokyo Governor Takes on Big Tobacco to Push Smoke-Free Olympics

Tokyo earned $1 million from an official Olympics-branded cigarette the last time it hosted the competition. Half a century on, Governor Yoichi Masuzoe is looking to restrict smoking before the 2020 Summer Games. “I want to do this,” Masuzoe said on a F
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Aug 21, 2014 13:30
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[UK] Cigarette firm gives Tory MPs £50k worth of freebies as industry fights plain box laws

A tobacco giant has given Tory MPs thousands of pounds worth of freebies as the industry battles plans for plain fag packet laws . Japan Tobacco International treated them to tickets and hospitality at top events like the Wimbledon men’s final, the Chel
The Mirror (uk)
added Aug 18, 2014 11:05
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Virginia Ex-Governor and Wife Set to Begin Defense at Trial

Prosecutors said they would rest their case on Thursday, believing they have sufficiently shown that the McDonnells took “official action” to benefit the donor and businessman, Jonnie R. Williams Sr., and his dietary supplement, Anatabloc, in return for
New York Times
added Aug 15, 2014 11:44
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Virginia Ex-Governor’s Trial Keeps Focus on Key Donor’s Character

chairman of the board of Mr. Williams’s company, Star Scientific, testified that Mr. Williams had displayed “the most egregious errors in judgment.” “How could you possibly do this? How could you leave me out of the loop?” the chairman, Paul Perito, said
New York Times
added Aug 12, 2014 07:39
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Eighth Day of Virginia Ex-Governor’s Trial Focuses on Role of His Wife’s Chief of Staff

that her chief of staff — and not Ms. McDonnell — had inappropriately wooed the support of the donor at the core of the corruption case against Ms. McDonnell and her husband, Bob McDonnell, the former governor of Virginia.
New York Times
added Aug 9, 2014 11:11
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California lawmakers kill measure to ban sale of e-cigarettes in vending machines

A proposal to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes in California vending machines died in an Assembly committee Wednesday as both sides accused the other of advancing the interests of tobacco companies at the expense of public health.
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Aug 7, 2014 11:51
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In Virginia Graft Case, Cognac and Golf Trips Aren’t Smoking Guns

argue that Mr. McDonnell’s actions on behalf of Mr. Williams, who wanted state officials to endorse his product, were in line ... they maintain that whatever assistance the governor provided for Mr. Williams’s company, Star Scientific, produced no tangibl
New York Times
added Aug 6, 2014 07:20
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[California] Editorial: Democrats choose tobacco money over public health

Rosenhall quoted Pérez’s political consultant as explaining Pérez’s decision to take tobacco money by saying: “He’s taking their money and using it against them to (win) the supermajority and get good Democrats elected.” That truly is a baffling answer.
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Aug 6, 2014 00:00
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[California] Letter: Stop lawmakers from accepting tobacco money

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) has recently launched a campaign to “Snuff Tobacco Money out of California Politics.” ACS CAN is challenging current officeholders and candidates for all state offices to reject contributions from to
Palm Springs (CA) Desert Sun
added Aug 3, 2014 16:02
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California Democrats accepting more campaign cash from tobacco industry

Donations from the nation’s two major cigarette companies to Democratic candidates for the Legislature and other California offices more than quadrupled over the last five years, a Sacramento Bee analysis of campaign finance data shows. In 2009, Altria
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Aug 3, 2014 14:00
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