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Cancer report ranks Georgia low, cites state’s tobacco tax, funding

Georgia earned high marks in just two of nine categories related to fighting cancer, according to a recent report. The American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) says in its report that only six states had fewer top ratings, labeled as “Gr
Gwinnett (GA) Daily Post
added Aug 15, 2018 16:15
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[France, Thailand, UK] Bloomberg targets Big Tobacco's 'underhanded tactics'

gave a trio of anti-tobacco crusaders $20 million to up their game against an industry aggressively marketing its deadly wares worldwide, especially in developing countries. The non-profit groups—based in France, England and Thailand—jointly secured the
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Aug 15, 2018 16:10
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BAULD: Funders must be wary of industry alliances

Copious case studies document how industry influence can muddy research on the health impacts....It is time for research funders to integrate this information and consider vested interests as a force in the complex research system....Questioning the role
Scientific Reports
added Aug 15, 2018 16:04
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Yes on 10 Campaign Responds to Revelations That California NAACP Leader Alice Huffman is Hired by Campaign Opposed to Prop 10 Funded by Billionaire Landlords

Huffman, in the past, has taken money from tobacco giant Philip Morris and pharmaceutical companies, industries which have gouged and lied to consumers much like the Wall Street corporations funding No on 10 are doing to renters.
Business Wire
added Aug 12, 2018 02:55
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How Do You MEASURE UP? A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality 16th Edition 2018 (PDF)

There are three proven ways to reduce tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure. Like a three- legged stool, each component works in conjunction with the others, and all three are necessary to overcome this country’s tobacco epidemic. • Increase the
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACSCAN)
added Aug 11, 2018 15:23
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Rent control foes hire California NAACP leader after her group opposes initiative

Huffman heard similar accusations when her firm was paid $200,000 in 2006 by a campaign funded by Philip Morris to work against a $2.60-per-pack cigarette tax on the state ballot to fund health services. The state NAACP had sided with the tobacco giant i
San Francisco (CA) Chronicle
added Aug 11, 2018 15:20
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Report: Kentucky short on cancer-fighting policies

Kentucky earned red (falling short) in these areas: smoke-free laws, tobacco-prevention funding and indoor-tanning restrictions. Tougher policies in those areas is important because Kentucky is No. 1 in incidence and mortalities from cancer, according to
Insider Louisville
added Aug 11, 2018 15:00
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[New Jersey] EDITORIAL: Our view: NJ makes low-cost effort to reverse smoking-cessation neglect

Past governors have been sharply criticized for spending little or nothing to combat smoking while the state rakes in hundreds of millions from the tobacco settlement and taxes. Sometime next year figures from the CDC and American Lung Association should
The Press of Atlantic City
added Aug 10, 2018 18:03
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4 marketing tactics e-cigarette companies use to target youth

from introducing candy-flavored tobacco products to offering college scholarships, manufacturers and sellers of e-cigarettes aggressively target young people. There are few federal restrictions on e-cigarette marketing, allowing companies to promote the
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Aug 10, 2018 04:05
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[Montana] Tobacco-Funded Group Sues Over Mont. Tax Ballot Measure ($$)

A tobacco industry-funded political committee has asked the Montana Supreme Court to amend the wording of a ballot initiative that would raise tobacco taxes to pay for a Medicaid expansion and other programs, saying the current language would mislead vote
Law360
added Aug 10, 2018 04:01
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