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[Montana, South Dakota] Big Tobacco Puts Profits Before Kids in Defeating Ballot Initiatives to Raise Cigarette Taxes

by spending nearly $24 million to defeat ballot initiatives to raise cigarette taxes in Montana and South Dakota. That’s an obscene amount in two states with a combined population of less than two million people. Altria and Reynolds like to claim that th
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Nov 9, 2018 03:33
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[Montana, South Dakota] Results of 2018 State and Local Tax Ballot Initiatives November 6, 2018

Montana Initiative 185 increases cigarette taxes by $2 a pack to cover Medicaid expansion and generate additional general fund revenue. 45.7% 54.3%/ South Dakota Initiated Measure 25 increases the cigarette tax from $1 to $2.53 per pack and raises the
Tax Foundation
added Nov 9, 2018 02:38
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[Montana] Obamacare, Medicaid, and Medicare won the midterms

The tax was voted down, putting Medicaid for 100,000 low-income Montanans in jeopardy, according to advocates. The fight against the tax was backed by Big Tobacco giant Altria.
Yahoo Finance (uk)
added Nov 8, 2018 19:12

[Montana] Tobacco tax initiative appears headed for defeat

With 64 percent of the state's precincts fully reported by 11:30 a.m., support for the measure was trailing 46 percent to 54 percent, according to the Montana Secretary of State's website. The political fight over I-185 was one of the most expensive in
Helena (MT) Independent Record
added Nov 7, 2018 19:27

Montana Election Results

Ballot Measures / i-185 / No 230,628 53.6% / Yes 199,480 46.4 / 430,108 votes, 91% reporting (607 of 669 precincts)
New York Times
added Nov 7, 2018 19:25
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Montana's ballot initiatives on tobacco tax, mining probably won't be decided on Election Day

The political fight over the I-185 is one of the most expensive in Montana history with more than $20 million in campaign activity. Tobacco companies have spent millions opposing I-185.
Billings (MT) Gazette
added Nov 7, 2018 19:23

Tobacco Tax Battle Could Torch Montana Medicaid Expansion

If ballot initiative I-185 passes Tuesday, it will mean an additional $2-per-pack tax on cigarettes and levy a tax on e-cigarettes, which are currently not taxed in Montana. The tobacco tax initiative has become the most expensive ballot measure race in
Kaiser Health News
added Nov 6, 2018 16:57

[Montana] COBB: I-185 opposed by tobacco, for reasons of profit

executives of seven tobacco companies testified at a Congressional hearing in 1994 under oath that they didn’t believe nicotine was addictive. None of them ever went to jail for lying. The major opponents to I-185 are RJ Reynolds, owned by a foreign comp
Montana Standard
added Nov 6, 2018 10:31

[Montana, South Dakota] Putting Profits Before Kids, Tobacco Companies Spend Obscene Amounts Fighting State Ballot Initiatives to Raise Cigarette Taxes

The big tobacco companies talk a good game about wanting to reduce cigarette smoking, using slogans like “transforming tobacco” and “smoke-free future.” But they continue to do everything they can, and to spend obscene amounts of money, to make sure that
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Nov 2, 2018 21:06
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[New Hampshire] Big Tobacco Spends Big To Block A Tax And Medicaid Expansion In Montana

"We poked the bear, that's for sure," Cahill says. "And it's not because we were all around the table saying, 'Hey, we want to have a huge fight and go through trauma the next several months.' It's because it's the right thing to do."
New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR)
added Nov 2, 2018 20:36
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