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Virginia tobacco grants go up in smoke / $5.2 million for poorer towns vanishes

More than $5.2 million in “tobacco” grants to Virginia communities has disappeared, leaving some of the state’s most depressed areas deeper in the red. From July 2007 until October 2014, 22 localities defaulted on Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund (TROF)
Washington Times
added Oct 30, 2014 23:16
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A systematic review of health effects of electronic cigarettes [FREE FULL TEXT]

Due to many methodological problems, severe conflicts of interest, the relatively few and often small studies, the inconsistencies and contradictions in results, and the lack of long-term follow-up no firm conclusions can be drawn on the safety of ECs. H
Preventive Medicine
added Oct 30, 2014 20:57
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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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[New York] Tobacco Settlement Funds Sprinklers, Golf Carts and a Grease Trap

money borrowed over the long term should be spent on projects that will outlast the debt – things like buildings, bridges or other essential infrastructure. That's not what upstate New York's Niagara County did with much of its money from tobacco bonds.
ProPublica
added Oct 30, 2014 20:19
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[North Carolina] Hidden History of Winston-Salem / Six stories from Forsyth County’s past you probably haven’t heard.

William Neal Reynolds...in his will: That his 1,100 acre estate, Tanglewood, be turned into a public park for the citizens of Forsyth County—but only the white citizens.... While many know R.J. Reynolds as a tobacco tycoon...he had a superstitious side...
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 30, 2014 14:17
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[UK] Public want smoking ban for doctors, nurses and dentists

62% of Britons surveyed said they believe health service staff should face enforced restriction on smoking / A OnePoll survey recently commissioned by Nicoccino, the new smokeless way to experience pure nicotine, asked smokers and non-smokers across the
BT (British Telecommunications) (uk)
added Oct 29, 2014 09:59
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[Russia] WHO hosts £1 million anti-tobacco conference in Moscow despite being low on Ebola fund

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently hosted an extravagant £1 million conference in Moscow to discuss tobacco control policies, even as it complained about being low on funds to tackle the deadly Ebola in West Africa.
ANI (in)
added Oct 26, 2014 20:19
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UCSF report: California Tobacco Control Program under threat

Once a highly successful program and international model, the state's anti-tobacco efforts now appear to be waning due to the decreased spending power of the California Tobacco Control Program, a resurgence of the tobacco industry in state politics, and t
News-Medical.net
added Oct 26, 2014 20:15
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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, as part of Republican AG coalition, active in faraway court fights

Many of RAGA's biggest donors have a stake in who wins. Giving $75,000 this year was the National Rifle Association, the plaintiff in a lawsuit seeking to eliminate a federal ban on the sale of handguns for those between 18 and 21. That ban was upheld, bu
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Oct 24, 2014 18:12
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[Europe] MEPs back subsidies for tobacco crops

European Parliament on Wednesday rejected an amendment in the EU 2015 budget to stop subsidies for tobacco crops. The text said "no payments should be made towards tobacco aid, as EU funding should not be used for purposes that are harmful to health." Thr
EUobserver.com
added Oct 24, 2014 13:18
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