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How Big Tobacco lobbies to safeguard e-cigarettes / California takes center stage in fight between health groups and tobacco firms

The battles aren’t just here. Despite the tobacco industry’s tarnished public image, it is operating a powerful and massive influence machine in statehouses from Salt Lake City to Topeka. With a playbook crafted nearly 20 years ago, the tobacco firms use
Center for Public Integrity
added Apr 11, 2016 22:37

[Illinois] Philip Morris to SCOTUS: Don’t revisit corporate money in judicial elections

If the Supreme Court is interested in revisiting the issue of campaign contributions and the appearance of judicial bias, it has a vehicle. In January, Illinois state court class action plaintiffs who won a $10 billion judgment against Philip Morris in 2
added Mar 29, 2016 17:14
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[Virginia] ROBERT F. MCDONNELL, Petitioner, v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Respondent. On Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (PDF)

case against Governor McDonnell centers on his interactions with Jonnie R. Williams, Sr., who was CEO of a Virginia-based public company, Star Scientific. Specifically, the Government alleged that Williams provided benefits to the Governor and his fa
Jones Day
added Mar 26, 2016 21:46

[California] Who’s Calling the Shots in State Politics? How Big Tobacco lobbies to safeguard e-cigarettes

Big Tobacco has maintained an extensive state lobbying network of more than 450 registered lobbyists around the country, among a select group with representatives in every state in recent years.
Center for Public Integrity
added Mar 25, 2016 16:07

[California] GLANTZ: Center for Public Integrity publishes well-done story on aggressive lobbying by big tobacco to protect e-cigarettes

Understanding how hard the cigarette companies are fighting to protect e-cigarettes (which attract youth to nicotine and inhibit most adult smokers from quitting) should give pause to the shrinking number of legidimate health advoactes who are still clin
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Mar 25, 2016 16:05

[California] Why US Big Tobacco Lobbies for E-Cigarettes

California's capitol, tobacco companies continue to wield surprising power.... The large amount of money given to its members has prompted some to call it the "Juice Committee." Health advocates call it "the committee where tobacco bills go to die'
added Mar 25, 2016 14:32

The Quotable Merrick Garland: A Collection of Writings and Remarks

Campaign Finance..."if the dam barring contributions were broken, more money in exchange for contracts would flow through the same channels already on display.”... Lobbying transparency “Because nothing has transpired in the last half-century to suggest
National Law Journal
added Mar 17, 2016 20:42

[Michigan, North Carolina] Tobacco giant gave $250000 to group representing black-owned newspapers

After National Newspaper Publishers Association President Benjamin Chavis Jr. visited Reynolds American’s headquarters ...Reynolds American last year gave $250,000 to the organization, which from its Washington, D.C., headquarters represents the interests
Center for Public Integrity
added Mar 17, 2016 16:47

[Asia, India] Make polling booths tobacco-free, says NGO

The Tamil Nadu People’s Forum for Tobacco Control is planning to submit a petition to the Chief Electoral Officer asking for polling stations across the State to be made tobacco-free zones, State convenor S. Cyril Alexander said.
The Hindu Online (in)
added Mar 13, 2016 17:33

[California] SKELTON: Lawmakers show surprising courage against Big Tobacco

The Legislature showed some guts last week... But give our lawmakers credit: They did the next best thing, even if it was a punt to local government. They passed a bill allowing counties to seek voter approval of a local tobacco tax.
Los Angeles Times
added Mar 7, 2016 15:58
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