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[Virginia] Delayed opening of King School of Medicine illustrates tension within tobacco commission

In May, nearly five years after it secured one of the Virginia tobacco commission’s largest financial commitments, and two years after it claimed it would start classes, the amorphous King School of Medicine project bore no resemblance to the plan that ea
Roanoke (VA) Times & World News
added Sep 21, 2014 23:45
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[Virginia] EDITORIAL: Tobacco commission needs more oversight

Suppose somebody gave you $1 billion out of the blue — yes, that’s “b” for “billion” — and told you to spend it in the poorest parts of the state to build a new economy. What would you spend it on? And how would you measure whether it had done any good?
Roanoke (VA) Times & World News
added Sep 21, 2014 23:40
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GALUSZKA: Virginia's tobacco commission needs a makeover

has figured in a stunning array of scandals, including the recently concluded corruption trial involving former governor Robert F. McDonnell ... A new board...is necessary. Maybe then the non-tobacco parts of the state would get a share of the money. It i
The Washington Post
added Sep 20, 2014 13:12
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[New Zealand] Rewards for smokers who quit 'insulting'

A $13,000 programme enticing expectant Maori and Pasifika mothers with jewellery and gift vouchers to stop smoking has been slammed as insulting and undignified by critics. But a doctor behind the scheme has defended it, saying two in five Maori women s
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Sep 20, 2014 13:04
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[UK-Wales] Illegal tobacco detection dogs given more time to sniff

Highly-trained sniffer dogs used to detect and tackle the illegal trade of tobacco will be on patrol more frequently across Wales thanks to a funding boost by the Welsh Government .Health Minister Mark Drakeford today announced that just over £7,000 wil
NewsWales (uk)
added Sep 19, 2014 14:40
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[Switzerland, UK] Who funds the arts and why we should care ($$)

I could find no one at Art Basel prepared to answer a question about why it felt it acceptable to take tobacco sponsorship. Instead, Art Basel issued a statement that simply applauded Davidoff as a “dedicated supporter of art”
Financial Times (uk)
added Sep 19, 2014 14:07
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Gurkha Creates Private Label Cigar That Garners $30,000 At Auction To Benefit The Eric Trump Foundation & St. Jude Children's Hospital

For the sixth year in a row, Gurkha Cigars, makers of the world's finest and most expensive cigars, have partnered with The Eric Trump Foundation to raise money and awareness for children battling life-threatening diseases at St. Jude Children's Research
PR Newswire
added Sep 18, 2014 15:25
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[New York] ARCHIVE: Big pay, low payoff at NYC nonprofit

Whelan, 69, who has a doctorate from the Harvard School of Public Health and founded the nonprofit in 1978, brushed off criticism. “We are more active than ever before"... Current projects include...Ross’ testimony on “reduced-risk tobacco” at an FDA hea
New York Post
added Sep 17, 2014 22:31
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[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
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Bloomberg-Era Reforms Haven't Stopped New Yorkers From Smoking

“This failure in public policy provides the most striking and objective evidence to date showing that Mayor Bloomberg’s aggressive anti-smoking campaign has been ineffective,” said Jeff Stier, senior fellow at the National Center.
New York Observer
added Sep 17, 2014 17:18
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