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How Tobacco Bonds Work, and What Can Go Wrong

States and localities got cash up front but may end up paying back a lot more than they expected.
ProPublica
added Oct 30, 2014 20:30
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Investors Haul In Nearly Half the Tobacco Settlement Cash

An updated tally by ProPublica shows that tobacco bondholders are due $2.6 billion of the $6 billion in this year’s payouts to state and local governments from Big Tobacco.
ProPublica
added Oct 30, 2014 20:28
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Podcast: In Big Tobacco Cash, a Boon Turned Burden

It seemed a boon then, but as Cezary Podkul tells ProPublica Editor in Chief Steve Engelberg in today’s podcast, things haven’t exactly turned out that way.
ProPublica
added Oct 30, 2014 20:26
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Tobacco Debt: How Cash From Big Tobacco Went From Boon to Burden

ProPublica
added Oct 30, 2014 20:23
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TOBACCO NATION: WHERE AMERICANS SMOKE, DIP AND DIE TRYIN’ / Who's Still Smoking? State-by-State Analysis of U.S. Tobacco Use

We combed through the latest CDC data for interesting and surprising patterns of tobacco use in the U.S. ...Would you have guessed that Maine loves cigars more than anywhere ...Kentucky...highest rate of smoking-attributable deaths (371 per 100,000 peopl
Vocativ
added Oct 30, 2014 14:41
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More Cities Raise Tobacco Age to 21 ($$)

A grass roots movement to raise the legal age for buying cigarettes and other tobacco products to 21 years from 18 is gaining traction, shaping up as the next serious challenge to the $100 billion U.S. tobacco industry.
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Oct 30, 2014 13:18
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[Minnesota] Honeywell and feds at odds over health insurance

According to the lawsuit, "employees will be penalized if they or their spouses do not take the biometric tests." The penalties listed in the lawsuit include ... a $1,000 'tobacco surcharge' even if the employee chooses to not go through the biometric tes
KARE NBC 11 (Minneapolis, MN)
added Oct 30, 2014 12:52
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FDA to Host Tobacco Webinar on Substantial Equivalents

The webinar series, which began in 2010, is designed to provide FDA tobacco compliance education and information to retailers and small businesses. Wednesday’s webinar, which will take place at 2 pm (EDT), will include an update on Substantial Equivalenc
National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)
added Oct 27, 2014 15:25
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[Washington] Tobacco, taxes and treaty rights: In pursuit of a cigarette empire

Wheeler, owner of King Mountain Tobacco, argues that cigarettes manufactured on tribal land are shielded from state and federal tobacco taxes by the Yakama Nation’s treaty. The company stopped making federal excise tax payments in 2011 but has since resu
Yakima (WA) Herald
added Oct 26, 2014 20:13
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LETTER: We'll get Ebola in control; smoking is a bigger problem

almost a half-million people will die in the United States this year alone due to the legal sales of tobacco products — all in the name of profits, tax revenues and illogical rationalizations about civil liberties.
The Tennessean
added Oct 26, 2014 19:34
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