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Political Contribution Map

the ASH 2014 Tobacco Campaign Contribution Map highlights just how pervasive tobacco money is in politics... Check out our map to see how much your state representative has received from tobacco corporations in the 2013-2014 election cycle.
ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) (us)
added Mar 12, 2015 09:55

[Australia] Plain Packaging in the UK: Opposition Following January 2015 Announcement

tobacco companies, their associates and supporters have publicly increased their campaign against plain packaging using arguments that there is no evidence it will work, that it will have detrimental impacts on the illicit tobacco trade and business and t (University of Bath Department for Health) (uk)
added Mar 12, 2015 09:21

[UK] Plain cigarette packaging: One in four MPs who opposed measures have declared links to tobacco industry

At least seven further MPs who abstained on the vote have also accepted gifts and hospitality from tobacco firms since 2008, including Philip Hammond, the foreign secretary. A majority of 254 voted in favour of the controversial measure, which will take
The Independent (uk)
added Mar 12, 2015 09:17

[Kentucky] STEWART: Top Ky. senators weasel out of anti-smoking vote

Northern Kentucky senators are taking the lead in holding up this legislation. Sen. Chris McDaniel of Taylor Mill is a key vote on the Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection Committee. Sen. Damon Thayer of Georgetown is a member of Senate leader
Cincinnati (OH) Enquirer
added Mar 3, 2015 13:13

The revision of the 2014 European tobacco products directive: an analysis of the tobacco industry's attempts to ‘break the health silo’ [FREE FULL TEXT]

Article 5.3 was not consistently applied by non-health Directorates of the European Commission, while the tools of the Smart Regulation appear to have facilitated TTC access to, and influence on, the 2014 TPD. The use of third parties undermines Article 5
Tobacco Control
added Feb 24, 2015 15:01

“Massive” tobacco industry third party lobbying for revised European Directive

The tobacco industry deployed “massive” third party lobbying to subvert revised European regulations on tobacco products, helped by regulatory reforms that seem to have made it easier for corporate interests to influence public health legislation, reveal
British Medical Journal
added Feb 24, 2015 14:59

[Indonesia, Switzerland] Gaius Publius: Tobacco Deaths, TPP and the “Trade” Courts

Gaius Publius, a professional writer living on the West Coast of the United States and frequent contributor to DownWithTyranny, digby, Truthout, Americablog, and Naked Capitalism
Naked Capitalism (blog)
added Feb 24, 2015 13:46

Japan Tobacco International: Hospitality for UK MPs

Since 2011, Japan Tobacco International (JTI) has provided hospitality and tickets to Members of Parliament for various events, including the Chelsea Flower Show, Glyndebourne Opera Festival and Cricket Test Matches at the Oval. (University of Bath Department for Health) (uk)
added Feb 20, 2015 15:52

Naples legislator's bill would snuff millions in damages for Florida tobacco victims

The industry has already lined up its troops, hiring 95 lobbyists including a who’s who of players close to Gov. Rick Scott and key Republican legislative leaders, and distributing $217,000 in campaign contributions in the last election cycle. Opposing
Bradenton (FL) Herald
added Feb 19, 2015 12:01

[Illinois] Jim Dey: Justice's legal foes continue their attack

trial lawyers...are trying to force a judge they consider unfriendly—Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier—off the case....Tillery's motion alleges bias. Philip Morris lawyers will dispute that when they file a response due Thursday (Feb . 19).
Champaign (IL) News-Gazette
added Feb 15, 2015 11:17
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