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[North Carolina] N.C. tobacco farmers vote to continue self-tax

voted overwhelmingly Nov. 19 to continue a self-assessment that raises funds to support tobacco-related research and extension efforts of NC State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Under the Tobacco Research Check-Off, started 24 year
Fayetteville (NC) Observer
added Nov 26, 2015 18:35

SIEGEL: Nominee for New FDA Commissioner Derived Salary from Six Pharmaceutical Companies LAST YEAR

the nominee for FDA Commissioner has such a severe, recent, and extensive history of financial interests with multiple pharmaceutical companies that it would violate all principles of scientific and regulatory integrity to appoint him to head the agency w
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog)
added Nov 25, 2015 17:03

[Massachusetts] Mass. tobacco taxes grow as anti-smoking funds dwindle

collected more than $882 million in tobacco taxes in the budget year that ended June 30. That includes payments tied to a 1998 settlement....But Massachusetts spent less that 1 percent of that money — about $3.9 million — on smoking cessation.
Gloucester (MA) Daily Times
added Nov 25, 2015 16:27

don’t let progress on tobacco evaporate

Source: THE NEW YORK TIMES our take The greatest public health achievement of our time is within our reach. We need players across all sectors – media, nonprofit, government, corporate and academic - to help us seize the opportunity and end tobacco use i
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Nov 24, 2015 21:33

[Canada] Smoking costs the Sask. economy $1B per year, critics call for action

The new report card gives Saskatchewan a D+ for a “listless” effort to reduce tobacco use. “Saskatchewan has the highest youth smoking rate in Canada, which is nearly double the national average,” Donna Pasiechnik from the Canadian Cancer Society said in
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Nov 24, 2015 20:34

[New York] Up in vapor: Local air-quality researcher involved in e-cigarette study

McAuley is preparing a continuation of a study CHANGE had published in 2012 that has been widely cited. It was commissioned by the National Vapers Club, an organization founded in 2009 that promotes education and scientific research while looking to prote
Glens Falls (NY) Post-Star
added Nov 23, 2015 00:00

EDITORIAL: Don’t Let Progress on Tobacco Evaporate

progress might well be slowed or reversed if Congress approves two riders attached to an appropriations bill...One rider would cut in half the C.D.C.’s budget for tobacco control,...second rider would shield from regulation all existing electronic cigaret
New York Times
added Nov 21, 2015 21:24

Tom Steyer donates $1 million to California initiative to raise tobacco tax

Steyer, a potential candidate for governor in 2018, said his donation to the Save Lives California group’s campaign is aimed at addressing health concerns over smoking. “We have a moral responsibility to stand up to tobacco companies and keep kids from
Los Angeles Times
added Nov 21, 2015 16:15

[California] Tom Steyer gives cigarette tax million-dollar boost

billionaire liberal benefactor Tom Steyer has made a hefty contribution to a campaign seeking to raise California’s tax on tobacco products. Better known for his substantial spending on environmental causes, Steyer...made good on his promise to back the
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Nov 20, 2015 15:20

[Washington] EDITORIAL: Smoking ban makes sense in public housing

THA offers smoking cessation resources (including classes and patches); HUD would be wise to do the same if its ban is implemented....There are too many good reasons to ban smoking. HUD’s proposal should move forward.
Tacoma (WA) News Tribune
added Nov 18, 2015 01:45
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