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[Kentucky] How one U.S. state is leading the charge to dismantle Obamacare

The state sits near the bottom of health rankings for smoking rates, cancer deaths and diabetes.
Reuters
added May 5, 2017 16:29
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Oklahoma Receives $78 Million Payment From Tobacco Companies

State Treasurer Ken Miller said Friday that 75 percent of the payment, or $58.5 million, went to the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Fund for investment. The rest is split between the Legislature for health care-related appropriations and the attorney
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 30, 2017 14:38
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[New Jersey] Wisniewski’s campaign in disarray as campaign manager quits

“In 2015, Wisniewski voted to let tobacco companies cut their court-ordered payments to New Jersey,” said McCormick. “New Jersey lawmakers bailed out some tobacco bonds, trading $400 million in future revenues for a fast $92 million. Then they agreed to
NJToday (CMD Media)
added Apr 22, 2017 12:41
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Editorial: How California should spend tobacco tax revenues

• Expand anti-smoking campaigns to further reduce the number of smokers. California spends about $9 billion a year on tobacco-related medical care. Every smoker who quits because of the higher tax or anti-smoking education efforts will reduce state taxpa
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Apr 10, 2017 15:48
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A Proactive Smoking Cessation Intervention for Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Smokers: The Role of Smoking-Related Stigma

interventions which utilize proactive outreach to stimulate interest in quitting and offer facilitated access to free cessation treatments are an effective treatment approach for these hard-to-reach smokers. These strategies may be particularly effective
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Apr 9, 2017 19:51
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[Asia, Israel] LITZMAN REFUSED ALL MY INITIATIVES FOR SMOKING PREVENTION, SAYS CHAIRMAN OF NGO

A four-part investigation on Channel 2 that began Monday night and shows aides to Health Minister Ya’acov Litzman taking cash in exchange for meetings between him and a fictional importer of electronic cigarettes have elicited an angry denial from Litzma
Jerusalem Post
added Jan 10, 2017 22:43
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[Asia, Taiwan] Smokers to pay for long-term care plan via taxes

A proposal to cover long-term care costs by increasing taxes on cigarettes by NT$20 (US$0.63) per pack is expected to pass its final vote in the legislature this week. The legislature is scheduled to deliberate on proposed amendments to the bill on long-
Taipei Times (tw)
added Jan 9, 2017 00:01
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Working Together Around The World To Kick The Big Tobacco Habit

In the ten years since Bloomberg’s first commitment, Bloomberg Philanthropies has been pleased to partner with more than 110 countries and five international partner organizations to tirelessly fight to end the global tobacco epidemic. The decade-long fi
Health Affairs (ca)
added Jan 6, 2017 01:04
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[Missouri] Pharmacist Initiates Campaign To Help Snuff Out Smoking

Medicine Shoppe Pharmacist Marty Hinterlong wants to do all he can to help. Hinterlong has started a campaign where he will offer nicotine replacement products slightly over his cost. About two years ago, he started donating nicotine patches to charity
Washington (MO) Missourian
added Jan 4, 2017 22:24
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Billionaires vs. Big Tobacco in the Global South

Maybe Gates hasn't invested more on tobacco because Bloomberg is on the case. Certainly, Mike's foundation shows no signs of backing off on this front. The new $360 million will go toward the support of "evidence-based policies" to slow tobacco use, an
Inside Philanthropy
added Dec 19, 2016 21:41
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