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[Arkansas] BRANTLEY: What's that smell? Big tobacco's move on vaping

This subchapter and the rules and other actions of the Arkansas Tobacco Control Board shall preempt the enactment and enforcement of any county...: I'm informed it's only a pre-emption on efforts to regulate sale, not use. I've also since learned of heav
Arkansas Times
added Apr 3, 2015 22:11

[Asia, India, USA] KOTHARI/RAVI: Conflicts of interest between government and tobacco industry is bad

The tobacco industry’s influence on scientific research as well as government regulation and policy is an important part of the tobacco story.... The recent pack warnings debacle is a stark example of the vested interests of the tobacco industry coming i
The Economic Times (India)
added Apr 2, 2015 17:44

[Nevada] JOYCE: Transparency on hiring outside counsel can boost economy

since the tobacco settlement, many state attorneys general, including Nevada's, have hired outside contingency-fee lawyers that not-so-coincidentally also happened to be campaign contributors. Current Louisiana Attorney General "Buddy" Caldwell is so braz
Reno (NV) Gazette-Journal
added Apr 1, 2015 19:25

[UK] Call for east Runcorn MP to explain 'coincidence' of donation and absence from plain packaging vote

East Runcorn MP Graham Evans has defended his absence from a key vote on plain cigarette packaging after his Labour rival called on him to explain the ‘coincidence’ of a £5,000 donation he received from a body with a link to the Tobacco Manufacturers Asso
Liverpool Daily Post & Echo (uk)
added Mar 30, 2015 14:29

[Africa, Kenya, UAE: Abu Dhabi] WHO calls tobacco firms 'cockroaches' after failed MPs retreat

(WHO) has ridiculed plans by cigarette manufacturers in Kenya to fly some local politicians to a beach resort for a “sensitisation retreat”. The cigarette makers are fighting stiff anti-smoking regulations that the ministry of health has proposed. Head
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Mar 21, 2015 14:07
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[UK] MAYNARD/EVANS-REEVES: Flower shows and festivals: tobacco industry hospitality and MP voting

the issue of tobacco industry funding remains a contentious one; if the thousands spent on MPs at the tobacco industry’s expense did have an impact on voting behaviour, then this is yet another way that the tobacco industry is managing to undermine Articl
The Guardian (uk)
added Mar 17, 2015 11:27

Members of UK Parliament Opposed to Plain Packaging

The following MPs have spoken out against plain packaging regulation. The majority of the following quotes were cited in the media following the Government’s 2015 announcement. Some of those who spoke out are known to have taken tobacco company hospitali (University of Bath Department for Health) (uk)
added Mar 15, 2015 12:36

Florida law would limit jury awards in tobacco lawsuits

“If you end up suing tobacco, call it $10 million on 4,000 cases, they’ve already paid billions of dollars. They’re going to go out of business.”... “I got involved because I think it’s the right thing to do,”...records show that Richter received about $
Naples (FL) Daily News
added Mar 15, 2015 11:09

[Europe, Malta] Olaf Director General Giovanni Kessler expected to testify in Silvio Zammit case on Tuesday

The European Commission's anti-fraud agency Director General Giovanni Kessler and his team is expected to testify Tuesday in the case against Silvio Zammit, who is accused of bribery and trading in influence for changes to the EU's tobacco directives whe
Malta Independent (mt)
added Mar 14, 2015 11:49

Tobacco Corporations Buy Political Influence

Action on Smoking and Health’s 2014 Campaign Contribution Map shows just how pervasive tobacco money is in politics...which allows you to click on your home district and see how much money your Member of Congress and Senators have accepted this election
ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) (us)
added Mar 12, 2015 09:58
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