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[Mississippi] Health care trust fund whittled away

Although the payments to the state are supposed to continue as long as the tobacco defendants are in business, the winnings were often expressed in easy-to-digest terms: Mississippi would receive about $4 billion over the first 25 years. In 1999, legisl
Corinth (MS) Daily Corinthian
added Jun 19, 2016 11:11
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Michigan uses well-worn tactic in shifting tobacco cash

It will shift more than a quarter of the state's $250 million annual payment from tobacco companies to Detroit schools. The move is the latest in a long line of tapping the legal settlement when the governor and lawmakers are in a pinch for money.
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 18, 2016 18:56
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[Africa, Nigeria] BATN Calls for Urgent Enforcement of Tobacco Control Act

expressed concern that non implementation of this law after about a year of its enactment has given illicit tobacco traders unrestricted liberty to carry on with their nefarious activities. Messanvi stated that in line with the belief in the value of a ba
This Day (ng)
added Jun 18, 2016 18:56
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[Indiana] E-cigarette players fume over favored security firm

The state has effectively put a single private firm in charge of deciding which companies can seek a permit to manufacture e-cigarette liquids sold in Indiana—and which will be shut out of the state’s vaping market for good. That security firm—Lafayette-
Indianapolis (IN) Business Journal
added Jun 18, 2016 18:56
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[Africa] Uhuru's son, Muhoho Kenyatta smokes with his rumored girlfriend (photos)

Uhuru Kenyatta’s son, Muhoho was caught on camera over the weekend, smoking next to Amina Mohamed’s niece, Firyal Nur Al Hossain – The two have been rumored to be a couple in times past- claims that they have refuted on separate events
Tuko (ke)
added Jun 18, 2016 18:55
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[USA] Inside Trump’s financial ties to Russia and his unusual flattery of Vladimir Putin

In 1996, Trump tried to partner with U.S. tobacco executives to build a luxury condominium complex in Moscow. Ted Liebman, an architect who worked with Trump, recalled drawing sketches of the proposed Trump International for the businessman to use in mee
Washington Post
added Jun 18, 2016 10:50
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[Asia-pacific] FEATURE: Who is Winning Indonesia's Tobacco War?

“That is why the tobacco industry will try very hard to keep Indonesia under their control.” As Latif says, Indonesia is “already a battleground” between health campaigners and companies. “They are very concerned about the Indonesian market and they will
News Lens (hk)
added Jun 17, 2016 20:14
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[New Jersey] NJ Towns Passing Ordinances to Raise the Legal Age of Tobacco Sales to 21

Will Montclair join the growing list? Baristanet reached out to the Mayor and Township Council to find out how each of them feel on the issue. Fourth Ward Councilor Renee Baskerville responded saying she is in favor of raising the legal age.
Baristanet
added Jun 17, 2016 20:08
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[Oklahoma] Tobacco trust hires former GOP officeholder for $250K a year

An attorney and former Republican officeholder from Edmond has been hired as the new chief executive officer of Oklahoma's Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust at an annual salary of $250,000 per year. The trust's governing board announced Tuesday the
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 17, 2016 19:57
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[Massachusetts] Over protests, Lowell board bans under-21 tobacco sales

About a dozen people spoke in favor of the change and about a dozen people spoke in opposition before the board's unanimous vote. Dr. Lester Hartman, a pediatrician, gave the board samples of tobacco products with flavors like cotton candy to illustrate
Lowell (MA) Sun
added Jun 17, 2016 19:39
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