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[California] Tom Steyer, starring in TV ads for tobacco tax hike, invested in tobacco companies

Farallon Capital Management, the San Francisco-based hedge fund Steyer ran until late 2012, when he left to focus on boosting alternative energy, counted among its investments shares in UST, Inc, according to records mandated by the Securities and Exchang
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Oct 13, 2016 19:39
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Essential Politics: Bloomberg supports raising tobacco tax in California, Alarcon is not campaigning for Congress

contributed $500,000 to the Proposition 56 campaign, an initiative to hike the tobacco tax by $2 a pack.
Los Angeles Times
added Oct 13, 2016 19:37
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[California] WEINBERG: Business Groups Back Prop 56

Twenty business groups, representing every single major metropolitan area of California, support Prop 56...promoting smoking cessation through a higher cigarette tax will have a positive impact on California’s economy, and Prop 56 will provide an even big
Fox&Hounds
added Oct 13, 2016 19:34
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[Europe] WHO denies members failing to pay UN tobacco agency

A new report published by the Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) found that nearly 80% of countries, which are part of the agreement, were refusing to pay their obligations to the World Health Organization. The World Health Organization in Intensive Ca
EurActiv
added Dec 22, 2016 19:32
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[Vermont] LETTER: Big Tobacco and Chemical Companies are Funding Local Republican Candidates - Sheila Reed

I am writing to alert the citizens of Caledonia County to the outside interests...$1,000 from Altria Client Services of Richmond, Va., and $1,000 from RAI...Do the voters of Caledonia County want our members of the state Legislature beholden to big tobac
Caledonian-Record (St. Johnsbury, VT)
added Oct 14, 2016 18:19
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WHO denies members failing to pay UN tobacco agency

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is fuming over an NGO report which claims that members do not pay their contributions to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), the UN’s tobacco agency.
EurActiv
added Oct 13, 2016 16:16
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[UK] EDITORIAL: LEADING ARTICLE: Smoke in their Eyes ($$)

Tobacco companies should not be funding public health researchers
Times Of London (uk)
added Oct 12, 2016 14:34
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[UK] Tobacco giants fund vaping studies ($$)

At least a dozen scientific papers published in leading academic journals since 2013 have been written by employees of tobacco-owned e-cigarette companies or scientists sponsored by them, The Times has learnt. At least seven academics central to the de
Times Of London (uk)
added Oct 12, 2016 14:32
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Plain Packaging in the UK: Tobacco Industry Funded Third Party Campaigns

The following organisations, which are either fully or part-funded by tobacco companies, have conducted coordinated campaigns to mobilise opposition to plain packaging in the UK. Click on the hyperlinked organisations for more detailed information on bot
TobaccoTactics.org (University of Bath Department for Health) (uk)
added May 5, 2017 16:02
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Four Ways Money Is A Key Factor In Colorado's Proposed Tobacco Tax Hike

Here's four ways money is a key factor in Colorado's proposed tobacco tax hike: 1. Impact On Low Income Coloradans Opponents say the increased tax will hit groups who can’t afford it the hardest. Mike Krause, with the Denver-based, libertarian, free
CPR - Colorado Public Radio
added Oct 14, 2016 17:55
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