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[Kentucky] Lawmaker Says Big Spending by Tobacco Company Lobbyists Threatens Smoking Ban Bill

Rep. Susan Westrom, a Lexington Democrat, is the sponsor of the statewide smoking ban bill, which has languished on the House floor for over three weeks. She says that tobacco lobbyists routinely influence rural legislators and leadership of both parties
WKU Public Radio (Western Kentucky University)
added Mar 2, 2014 23:19
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Bill Sponsor: Tobacco Lobbying Influencing Kentucky Statewide Smoking Ban Progress

Tobacco companies have spent nearly $70,000 in the first month of the 2014 General Assembly, according to lobbying data from the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission And the sponsor of a bill that would ban smoking statewide in Kentucky public places a
WFPL 89.3 (Louisville, KY)
added Mar 2, 2014 22:35
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ROOT: Coming Soon from SCOTUS: Campaign Finance and Affirmative Action

prepares to issue big rulings ... If the Supreme Court sides with McCutcheon and strikes down the aggregate contribution ceiling, it will be a resounding defeat for proponents of campaign finance regulation and a massive win for those who believe the Fir
Reason Magazine
added Mar 1, 2014 18:18
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[North Carolina] LETTER: Tobacco settlement still funding politicos

Instead of health care and prevention, most states have treated those checks like birthday money from grandma. Fifteen years after the settlement decision, states continue to spend only a miniscule portion of tobacco revenues to fight tobacco use. Perhaps
Jacksonville (NC) Daily News
added Feb 23, 2014 14:56
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[New York] Big Tobacco spends Big Money

Nixon Peabody, represented during the same period in 2011 and 2012 both Altria, makers of Marlboro and other brands, and Roswell Park Cancer Institute, whose scientists for years have been producing major reports on cigarette smoking and cancer. In all,
Buffalo (NY) News blogs
added Feb 20, 2014 16:02
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Tobacco lobbying on the rise throughout New York State

A report by the New York Public Interest Research Group released Wednesday says that the tobacco industry spent $7 million in the first half of 2013 on tobacco lobbying and campaign donations, more than it did on during 2011 and 2012 combined. The group
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 20, 2014 16:00
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RISING FROM THE ASHES: BIG TOBACCO'S GROWING POLITICAL CLOUT IN NEW YORK

The evidence in this case clearly establishes that Defendants have not ceased engaging in unlawful activity ... The tobacco industry's appeals are enhanced by its hiring of an army of lobbyists to advance its deadly policy agenda. As seen below, the indu
Scribd
added Feb 20, 2014 15:58
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[UK] A dozen Tories who voted against smoking in cars bill have tobacco industry links

Ten MPs and one minister were wooed by firm Japan Tobacco International with Chelsea Flower Show tickets costing up to £1,132 a time. They were joined in the No voting lobby by Kenneth Clarke, a former director of British American Tobacco.
The Mirror (uk)
added Feb 19, 2014 09:25
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Experts predict the end of smoking in America

a confluence of changes has recently prompted public health leaders to start throwing around phrases like "endgame" and "tobacco-free generation." Now, they talk about the slowly-declining adult smoking rate dropping to 10 percent in the next decade and
Fox News
added Feb 18, 2014 03:40
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The Conversation - California Forum

We asked readers to respond to the question: California’s 87-cent tax on a pack of cigarettes ranks 33rd among other states, below Arizona, Texas and Oklahoma. Should the state increase the tax on cigarettes?
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Feb 16, 2014 11:42
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