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[California] Tom Steyer is now the biggest donor in the effort to raise the tobacco tax

With a $3.5-million donation to the Yes on Proposition 56 campaign Tuesday, Steyer's total spending on the race has reached $11.3 million. That's more than a third of the $31 million the primary Yes on 56 committee has raised and more than all the money
Los Angeles Times
added Oct 27, 2016 01:07

[Missouri] Democrats Hit Roy Blunt for Helping a Tobacco Company

End Citizens United, a Democratic PAC, is launching its second ad ...attacks the Republican senator for “sneaking a provision to help a tobacco giant into a Homeland Security bill.” The narrator says that Blunt’s wife and son were lobbyists for the compa
Roll Call
added Oct 26, 2016 15:03

[Missouri] Battle over raising the cigarette tax in Amendment 3

Dueker predicts approval of the measure will stop manufacturers from "dumping" cheap cigarettes in Missouri... the opposition comes because Amendment 3 is being funded by big tobacco. Her concern is that the constitutional amendment "stigmatizes medical r
WB11 - KPLR TV (St. Louis, MO)
added Oct 26, 2016 03:06

[California] Tobacco industry misleads in Prop 56 'doctor advertisement'

A recent No on 56 TV ad features a retired doctor ..."Prop 56 diverts 82 percent of the new taxes to line the pockets of wealthy special interests like insurance companies who don't have to help even one more patient,"...We rated its claim Mostly False.
PolitiFact (St. Petersburg (FL) Times
added Oct 25, 2016 13:21

[UK] Anti-smoking experts to sue Times for claims of tobacco payouts

published an apology to one of the scientists cited, Clive Bates...claim they have been falsely accused of accepting “tens of thousands of pounds from tobacco companies to carry out research into e-cigarettes”.... five scientists, including professor Karl
The Guardian (uk)
added Oct 24, 2016 12:16

[Colorado] Tobacco tax hike dollars would go to health programs

In addition to directing funds to “health-related programs and tobacco education, prevention and cessation programs,” the ballot question also directs the additional revenue to other health-related programs. A “Yes” vote for the ballot question would r
Durango (CO) Herald
added Oct 23, 2016 15:33

Virginia-based tobacco giant on track to be the biggest spender in Colorado history

the issue committee No on 72 has spent $17.4 is funded almost exclusively by Altria Client Services LLC, the tobacco behemoth that owns Philip Morris and has a long history of political activity.
Colorado Independent
added Oct 23, 2016 14:27

[Colorado] NUFER: Pueblo Chieftain Increased tobacco tax would be boon for mental health

At Mental Health Colorado, our focus is on kids and adolescents. We, as an organization, would like to see mental health professionals in all schools — and this amendment may be a way to achieve this. This measure, if passed, would fund evidence-based p
Pueblo (CO) Chieftain
added Oct 23, 2016 13:44

EDITORIAL: Soldiers Can Shoot, Not Smoke

we hoped it might be a misunderstanding. Now we know the ban is deliberate. The FDA has clarified its position in a letter responding to a query from California Republican Duncan Hunter. Mr. Hunter, a Marine reservist who has done combat tours in Iraq a
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Oct 22, 2016 20:30

Dueling Missouri tobacco tax initiatives causing confusion

voters are facing the confusing prospect of two separate proposals... "Whether the two tobacco tax propositions are actually in conflict, however, is a question that would likely be addressed by the courts after the election, if both measures pass," Gonde
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 22, 2016 15:56
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