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[Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Utah] Medicaid-Expansion Fights Pit Hospitals, Labor Against Conservative Groups, Tobacco Companies

Voters in four states will decide Nov. 6 whether to expand Medicaid ...Top spenders in the campaigns are groups linked to the tobacco industry and the Koch brothers, which are aligned against the initiatives, and hospitals and union-back advocacy groups,
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Oct 21, 2018 19:47

[Montana] AASVED: Voting yes on I 185 is the right thing to do

I took the CEO position at Shodair Children’s Hospital almost three years ago.... It’s challenging for a grassroots effort in Montana to be as visible as the more than $12 million big tobacco has spent on advertising in this state. We may be small in num
Havre (MT) Daily News
added Oct 20, 2018 14:43

ZOLNIKOV: I 185 is a bad deal for Montanans

The real winners of this bad deal are wealthy hospital corporations that would directly benefit from I 185. The president of one of Montana’s largest hospital chains made more than $7 million in 2016. And a dozen other hospital executives made more than
Havre (MT) Daily News
added Oct 20, 2018 14:43

[Massachusetts] Ashburnham Board of Health considering tobacco regulations

regulations to ban flavored tobacco products and raise the purchase age in town to 21. Health agent Rick Metcalf said raising the town's legal sale age from 18- to 21-years-old is in response to state legislation that will take place in January. It would
Fitchburg (MA) Sentinel & Enterprise
added Oct 19, 2018 17:59
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[Massachusetts] Proposal to ban smoking in business districts gets airing

The Board of Health held a forum to get input on its proposal to ban smoking in most areas of downtown Northampton and Florence Thursday. And although most of the handful of commentators who addressed the board enthusiastically supported the floated chang
Hampshire (MA) Gazette
added Oct 19, 2018 17:52

[Germany] German drug czar slams tobacco advertising, demands billboard ban

Germany's drug commissioner says that nicotine represents the country's biggest substance risk. She wants to ban outdoor advertising for cigarettes and tobacco, but some within her own party don't want to kick the habit.
Deutsche Welle / DW World (de)
added Oct 19, 2018 12:14

[Montana] LETTER: Don't fall for ads from Big Tobacco

You’ve probably received tobacco industry funded flyers opposing Initiative 185. They claim the veterans will only receive 4 percent ($2 million a year) of funding from I-185. This true, but $2 million is eight times the funding that the Legislature appr
Billings (MT) Gazette
added Oct 19, 2018 12:08

[Massachusetts] Downtown smoking ban topic of Northampton public forum

A proposal by the Board of Health to ban smoking in downtown Northampton and Florence drew strong support from residents who attended a public forum Thursday night. "I'm completely for it," said James Winston, an attorney with offices on Main Street. "If
Springfield (MA) Union-News and Sunday Republican
added Oct 19, 2018 11:58

[Montana] LETTER: Why is Juras in Big Tobacco's ad?

I am not sure how much Big Tobacco is paying Kristen Juras to opine that I-185 is unconstitutional. But, those who see the ad should understand a couple of facts about Juras. She has never argued a case before the Montana Supreme Court. In fact, she only
Billings (MT) Gazette
added Oct 19, 2018 11:55
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'Stop using smokers as a cash cow': Huge push for Australia to join the UK and legalise vaping – but it means the government will miss out on billions

One Nation Senator Peter Georgiou has backed the legalisation of electronic cigarettes, saying the high cost of tobacco was 'price gouging'. 'We seem more concerned about slugging smokers as much as we can to fatten up the government coffers,' he said i
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 19, 2018 02:31
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