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Lobbying Firm's Ties to Tobacco Go Up In Smoke

As news of the potential deal was breaking, a throng of Lorrillard lobbyists defected from Dickstein Shapiro to set up shop at Greenberg Traurig LLP, which announced on July 9 it was hiring 13 attorneys, including Andrew Zausner, the head of Dickstein’s (Center for Responsive Politics)
added Jul 18, 2014 16:48

[Missouri] Reynolds donation to Rowden came same day as passage of e-cigarette bill

On the day Rep. Caleb Rowden’s bill to exempt electronic cigarettes from tobacco regulations passed the Missouri House, Reynolds American tobacco company gave his campaign $1,000. Rowden, R-Columbia, reported the donation yesterday in his quarterly fina
Columbia (MO) Tribune
added Jul 16, 2014 21:26

[Pennsylvania] Smoke signals: Tobacco lobbyists take advantage of legislative discord

THE MARLBORO Man and Joe Camel helped push into legislative limbo a new $2-per-pack tobacco tax in Philly that would help to fund the city's public schools. Harrisburg lobbyists for the nation's largest cigarette company, the Altria Group - maker of the
Philadelphia (PA) Daily News
added Jul 10, 2014 04:04

[Ireland, USA] US congressman urges Government to scrap plain cigarette packaging plan

Bob Goodlatte, a Republican from Virginia, told Ambassador Anne Anderson that the proposal would mark the “beginning of a troubling trend” of countries restricting the intellectual property of legal products. The 11-term congressman is the latest US poli
Irish Times (ie)
added Jun 29, 2014 03:02

[Austria, Europe] Karas accused of close links to tobacco industry

Corporate Europe Observatory has named Karas among a list of ten MEPs from the current European parliament who have - according to leaked documents - strong relations with tobacco giant Philip Morris. Karas denies the allegation and said: "I talk with ev
The Local Austria (at)
added Jun 19, 2014 03:26

[Australia] Royal commission told how big tobacco funded Health Services Union nominee

Former HSU official says he discovered MP David Feeney had secured donations from Philip Morris for his election campaign
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Jun 17, 2014 08:06

[Illinois] 'Light' cigarette case comes back to life

His latest tactic: Tillery has asked state Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier to recuse himself from the case because Tillery alleges that Philip Morris helped get Karmeier elected to the high court in 2004. The Price case as it is known, named after
Chicago Tribune
added Jun 10, 2014 10:15

Tobacco Policymaking in Illinois, 1965-2014: Gaining Ground in a Short Time [FREE FULL TEXT]

• Health groups at the state level must have dedicated staff working to tobacco control, including lobbyists at the state capitol during the legislative session. • Health advocates should make the widespread campaign contributions of the tobacco ind
added Jun 9, 2014 14:55

New UCSF state report now available: Tobacco Policymaking in Illinois, 1965-2014: Gaining Ground in a Short Time

Tobacco-induced diseases cost $785 million in state Medicaid expenditures in 2005; over1 percent of the state budget in the 2010s went to treating the health effects of tobacco. Tobacco Industry Influence Tobacco industry campaign contributions to elec
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Jun 9, 2014 14:44

[UK] Tories against smoking laws enjoy hospitality of tobacco giant at the Chelsea Flower Show

Former Solicitor General Sir Edward Garnier and backbencher Simon Hart received two £702 tickets each from Japan Tobacco International, the maker of Benson & Hedges, Silk Cut and Camel, the register of MPs’ interests revealed.
The Mirror (uk)
added Jun 9, 2014 09:55
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