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[Rhode Island] R.I. wins tobacco-bond lawsuit

Rhode Island defeated a legal challenge from OppenheimerFunds Inc. to its plan to sell $594 million of debt backed by payments from tobacco companies that agreed in 1998 to reimburse states for expenses associated with smoking-related illnesses.
Providence (RI) Journal-Bulletin
added Jan 19, 2015 09:54
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[Rhode Island] Zombies speak for RI Health Dept: Quit smoking or end up like us

Scheduled to walk around Providence’s Kennedy Plaza on Wednesday afternoon are teenagers dressed as zombies. “The teens will be transformed into walking examples of the effects of tobacco-related disease,” the state Department of Health said in a news re
Providence (RI) Journal-Bulletin
added Mar 18, 2014 15:58
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[Rhode Island] Up in Smoke: RI Tobacco Is Day-to-Day

Rhode Island's Tobacco deal has been put on day to day status by Citigroup following a lawsuit from two Oppenheimer Rochester funds.
Bond Buyer Online
added Aug 6, 2014 01:03
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[Rhode Island] Tobacco Companies Appeal Unsuccessful Challenge to Local Ordinances

Several tobacco companies have recently appealed a federal trial court’s decision to uphold two local ordinances that ban certain promotional discounts and severely restrict flavored tobacco products.
Tobacco Law blog— Troutman Sanders LLP
added Jan 28, 2013 23:08
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[Rhode Island] Judge throws out tobacco suit against RI city

A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit brought by the tobacco industry against the city of Providence, R.I. over ordinances that tighten rules on selling tobacco, rejecting the argument that they violate the industry's rights to free speech.
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 11, 2012 13:45
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Rhode Island Defeats Challenge to Sale of Tobacco-Backed Debt

Rhode Island defeated a legal challenge from OppenheimerFunds Inc. to its plan to sell $594 million of debt backed by tobacco-company payments.
Bloomberg News
added Jan 16, 2015 17:55
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[Rhode Island] RI City Prods 1st Circ. To Back Tobacco Sales Restrictions ($$)

The city of Providence, R.I., pushed the First Circuit on Tuesday to affirm a decision upholding two tobacco sales and advertising ordinances under attack by Philip Morris USA Inc. and other tobacco companies, pointing to a Second Circuit decision backing
Law360
added Jun 1, 2013 12:59
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[Rhode Island] RI lawmaker tries again to cut cigarette taxes

a Rhode Island state lawmaker insists lowering the state’s tax on cigarettes would be good for the state’s economy. Rep. Robert Phillips says his legislation to cut the tax by a dollar a pack would encourage smokers to shop local instead of buying their
AP - Associated Press
added May 3, 2013 03:00
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[Rhode Island] R.I. launches Facebook page for smokers' stories about quitting

Just in time for people making New Year's resolutions, the R.I. Department of Health has launched a Facebook page for people to share their stories about smoking and quitting. The Facebook page, called Tobacco Made Me, offers support and the state's quit
Providence (RI) Journal-Bulletin
added Dec 29, 2012 12:54
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[Rhode Island] Vendors recognized for tobacco law adherence

More than 20 stores in Providence that sell tobacco are being recognized for their efforts to keep the product out of the hands of minors. The Tobacco-Free Providence campaign has designated 22 local vendors, including convenience stores and liquor store
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 5, 2012 11:52
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