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California Helps Wall Street Pocket 44% of Landmark Tobacco Settlement

The original agreement made no stipulation how the money would be spent and ProPublica found that the most common use nationally was to pay off old debts. Tobacco bonds are very popular on Wall Street, regarded as much for their uncertainties as their h
added Sep 19, 2014 20:25

[UK] Labour considers staking all on saving the NHS

Extra spending and raising profile of service could form key plank of 2015 election strategy
The Guardian (uk)
added Sep 19, 2014 12:10

GOP Lawmakers Want To Axe The Bureau Of Alcohol, Tobacco And Firearms

Wisconsin Republican Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner and co-sponsors Steve Stockman and Reid Ribble have proposed a bill to abolish the the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF). Sensenbrenner said that the ATF is redundant, that it “lacks a clear missio
The Daily Caller (blog)
added Sep 18, 2014 17:59

VIDEO: Key Senate panel approves bill to child-proof liquid nicotine bottles

“Our first priority is to make sure this stuff isn’t hurting our kids,” said the legislation's sponsor, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL). "Then we can continue to look at whether or not additional steps need to be taken to protect the general public.” The
US Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL)
added Sep 18, 2014 16:08

Rockefeller Commits to Executive Session on Boxer's E-Cigarette Marketing Bill

today committed to holding an executive session before the end of the year to consider Senator Barbara Boxer’s (D-CA) bill, S. 2047, the Protecting Children from Electronic Cigarette Advertising Act:
U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
added Sep 18, 2014 16:04

[Florida] Sen. Nelson succeeds in drive to require child-proof liquid nicotine bottles

Senate committee voted today to require manufacturers to put child-proof caps on the small bottles... The Senate Commerce Committee, by a unanimous voice vote, approved Nelson’s legislation to require child-resistant packaging for any liquid nicotine sold
Bradenton (FL) Herald
added Sep 18, 2014 16:02

Zuckerman Partner Faces No Opposition For D.C. Federal Trial Bench

Zuckerman Spaeder partner Amit Mehta, President Obama’s most recent nominee to the federal district court in Washington, faced no opposition or critical questions during his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday. The judiciary committee ranking member, S
National Law Journal
added Sep 18, 2014 08:04

[District of Columbia] Federal Cancer Research Funding Crisis Threatens Nation's Mortality Rate, Assert Top Cancer Researcher Patricia Berg, Ex-White House Spokesman Robert Weiner & Policy Analyst Tom Sherman Article in Baltimore Sun

"thousands of cancer scientists -- not your usual political activists -- are expected to 'Rally for Medical Research' on Capitol Hill Thursday to bring attention to dwindling federal support."
PR Newswire
added Sep 17, 2014 21:34

Fewer U.S. Teens Using Illegal Drugs and Alcohol, Report Finds

the new study also found that alcohol use, binge drinking and the use of tobacco products among young people between the ages of 12 and 17 also dropped between 2002 and 2013. The annual survey of 70,000 people aged 12 and older across the United States r
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Sep 17, 2014 17:39

Teens are using less pot, alcohol, and cigarettes

The federal government's National Survey on Drug Use and Health, released Tuesday...other drug use, particularly alcohol and tobacco, has steadily declined among teens in the same time period.
Vox Media
added Sep 17, 2014 17:33
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