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[UK-Scotland] SNP in row over conference fees from tobacco giants

THE SNP has been criticised after it emerged that tobacco companies had paid thousands of pounds to attend their party conference. Despite the Scottish Government’s tough stance on smoking, cigarette makers Japan Tobacco International (JTI) and Imperial
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Oct 15, 2018 19:42
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[California] San Francisco Voters End the Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products Despite Strong Industry Opposition

defied a $12 million campaign funded almost entirely by the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (RJR) and supported implementation of a law prohibiting the sale of flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes and flavored vaping liquids—the first suc
Annals of Internal Medicine
added Oct 9, 2018 18:57
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[California] GLANTZ: Putting the successful defense of San Francisco’s prohibition on sale of flavored tobacco products in context

San Francisco voters showed that with appropriate support for public health campaigns, it is possible to overcome more heavily financed efforts by Big Tobacco if there is enough funding to spread the message. RJR's attempt to roll back the law illustrate
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Oct 9, 2018 18:56
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Industry groups spending millions fighting Montana measures

One ballot initiative would raise taxes on cigarettes and snuff for the first time since 2005, and tax vaping products for the first time ever. One tobacco giant in particular, Altria, is spending millions of dollars to flood the state’s airwaves with ad
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 5, 2018 20:09
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[New York] Big Tobacco paying big money to lobby in Albany again

News10NBC dug through state records and found that in 2017, Altria, the parent company of Philip Morris, spent $729,945 on lobbyists. Tobacco company Reynolds American spends nearly $230,000. Juul Labs, the maker of a USB-sized vaporizer, spent $80,000
WHEC 10 NBC (Rochester, NY)
added Oct 4, 2018 16:40
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The 2018 CPA-Zicklin Index of Corporate Political Disclosure and Accountability (PDF)

S&P 500 Commitment to Political Disclosure and Accountability Remains Strong Despite Attacks
Center for Political Accountability
added Oct 4, 2018 15:54
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How to Get a Perfect Score on the CPA-Zicklin Index

Altria Group Inc.: “The company conducts regular trainings, compliance system reviews, and internal audits to ensure all PAC and corporate political contributions are made in accordance with the law and company policies.”
Center for Political Accountability
added Oct 4, 2018 15:47
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In These Red States, the Health of More Than 450,000 People Is on the Ballot / The Koch brothers and Big Tobacco are fighting initiatives to expand Medicaid in Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, and Utah.

Americans for Prosperity, the conservative group funded by the Koch brothers and which poured millions into persuading Republican legislatures to reject Medicaid expansion, are fighting the measures, but so far the group’s opposition has amounted mostly t
The Nation
added Sep 28, 2018 20:12
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[Massachusetts] Mass. Justices Uphold Ban On Corporate Campaign Spending ($$)

a state ban on corporate contributions to political campaigns, parties and candidate-focused political action committees, in an opinion definitively stating that giving businesses direct influence in elections poses a legitimate threat of corruption.
Law360
added Sep 9, 2018 20:05
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[Australia] Secret industry funding of doctor-led vaping lobby group laid bare

Australian Tobacco Harm Reduction Association....fiercely lobbying for change, had accepted initial funding from vaping interests..."We do not say that we do not accept funding from the vaping industry, which is quite separate from the tobacco industry,"
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Aug 30, 2018 21:31
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