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[North Carolina] Smoking Gun: Tobacco giant reveals funding of NC dark money group backing McCrory

As part of transparency initiative pushed by a shareholder, tobacco giant Reynolds American revealed it was a backer of the secretive Renew North Carolina Foundation, which launched in late 2012 to support the agenda of North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory.
Institute for Southern Studies / Facing South
added Apr 7, 2014 14:26
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[California] More on Navy cigarette sales

However, on Friday, U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, a San Diego County Republican, voiced his strong opposition to the idea in a letter to Navy Secretary Ray Mabus. Hunter, a Marine Corps veteran, suggested that the move was political and would “intrude” on th
U-T San Diego [San Diego Union Tribune]
added Apr 7, 2014 13:47
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[North Carolina] CONGRESSIONAL LETTER TO SECRETARY OF THE NAVY RAY MABUS (PDF)

should be spent on paying for nicotine replacement therapy products instead of addressing the readiness, operations, and maintenance ... demonizing those who chose to do so undermines personal freedom
U.S. Congressman Richard Hudson (R-NC)
added Apr 7, 2014 13:37
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[North Carolina] MEMBERS' LETTER TO SUBCOMMITTEE ON DEFENSE (PDF)

We support the continued efforts of service leaders in implement low-to-no cost alternatives to incentivize service members to quit smoking. Last year alone, tobacco sales in Navy Exchanges decreased by 12 percent, indicating considerable success through
U.S. Congressman Richard Hudson (R-NC)
added Apr 7, 2014 13:26
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[North Carolina] Hudson Defends Servicemembers' Right to Tobacco

"Each and every day, our servicemen and women risk their lives, devoting themselves fully to defending the United States in the face of growing national security threats. The fact that a ban on sales of a legal product is even being considered is absurd
U.S. Congressman Richard Hudson (R-NC)
added Apr 7, 2014 13:08
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Lawmakers to Navy: Keep selling cigarettes

Lawmakers are pushing back against a Navy review to potentially ban the sale of tobacco products on Navy and Marine Corps facilities, saying it violates servicemembers’ “rights.”
Stars & Stripes
added Apr 7, 2014 13:02
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[New Jersey] EDITORIAL: Taxes on e-cigarettes have merit, if ...

It seems reasonable that a cigarette that doesn't include burning tobacco represents a healthier alternative. But we don't yet know the health risks of e-cigarettes. And let's not forget: Once upon a time supporters made plenty of safety claims about reg
Asbury Park (NJ) Press
added Apr 7, 2014 12:21
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AUDIO: Connecticut Democrats Hope To Curb E-Cigarette Use In Youths

Blumenthal and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty will host a discussion in Hartford about their efforts to curb the use of electronic cigarettes by children and adolescents. The Connecticut Democrats have scheduled a news conference at the Legislative Office
WNPR - The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN)
added Apr 7, 2014 12:19
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[UK] Tory MP shamed over undeclared hospitality caught with lobbyists

How can an MP avoid declaring an interest before their particularly ill-tempered debate interventions on behalf of the tobacco industry? When they’ve given those free hospitality tickets to a member of their staff! ... given to one of Davies’ researchers
Political Scrapbook (uk)
added Apr 7, 2014 11:29
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[New York] Lawmaker seeks ban on e-cigarette liquids

Hannon (R-6th District) is calling for the ban days after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a report showing that calls to poison control centers for incidents involving the substances have spiked. The CDC says poison center calls ros
News 12 Westchester (Yonkers, NY)
added Apr 6, 2014 21:52
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