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[Florida] KENNEDY: Fred Levin and the Big Fist Fight | Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Levin's greatest contribution to America's health, welfare and democracy was his clandestine scheme to devise, and deftly marshal to passage, a law allowing the state of Florida to sue the tobacco industry to recover Medicaid expenses for smoking related
Huffington Post (blog)
added Oct 22, 2014 09:09
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FORM 10-Q / QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2014

Various legal proceedings or claims, including litigation claiming that cancer and other diseases, as well as addiction, have resulted from the use of, or exposure to, RAI’s operating subsidiaries’ products, are pending or may be instituted against RJR T
Reynolds American (RAI)
added Oct 21, 2014 14:21
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22nd Century Group to Ring the New York Stock Exchange Closing Bell

22nd Century Group recently announced that it became a signatory of the historic U.S. Master Settlement Agreement (MSA), entered the cannabis space, and completed a $10 million private placement. Additionally, the Company has made great strides in its As
Business Wire
added Oct 15, 2014 15:35
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[Russia] MITCHELL: World Health Organization Ignores Ebola - Focuses on Taxing Tobacco Instead - Daniel J. Mitchell

But presumably there is a legitimate government role in preventing something like infectious diseases. So why isn’t WHO focused solely on things such as Ebola and SARS rather than engaging in ideological campaigns to expand the size and scope of governme
Town Hall
added Oct 14, 2014 01:28
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ESTES: How the Big Tobacco Deal Went Bad

The only people making money on these bonds are investment bankers who fooled state politicians into believing that ready money in their state coffers now was more important than any future consequences...all together, the states will spend just 1.9 perce
New York Times
added Oct 7, 2014 16:16
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Tobacco Bonds Seen Cheap as Default Forecast Raised: Muni Credit

Managers of two of the largest high-yield municipal funds see a buying opportunity in tobacco securities even as more of the bonds are projected to default. The obligations, issued by state and city agencies and backed by funds from tobacco companies, a
Bloomberg News
added Sep 27, 2014 14:46
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Titan Of The Plaintiffs Bar: Elizabeth Cabraser ($$)

including the Exxon Valdez litigation stemming from an 11 million-gallon oil spill in 1989 as well as the multistate-tobacco litigation in which the firm negotiated a $42 billion settlement with the tobacco industry on behalf of state attorneys general ov
Law360
added Sep 25, 2014 13:40
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E-cigarettes buy their way into movies

Ryan Kavanaugh, CEO of the “mini-major” movie studio Relativity, serves on an e-cigarette company’s board and aims to use mainstream films to promote the products. Billionaire Ron Burkle, a major political contributor, is Relativity’s second-largest inves
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Sep 22, 2014 09:38
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[Virginia] Delayed opening of King School of Medicine illustrates tension within tobacco commission

In May, nearly five years after it secured one of the Virginia tobacco commission’s largest financial commitments, and two years after it claimed it would start classes, the amorphous King School of Medicine project bore no resemblance to the plan that ea
Roanoke (VA) Times & World News
added Sep 21, 2014 23:45
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[Virginia] EDITORIAL: Tobacco commission needs more oversight

Suppose somebody gave you $1 billion out of the blue — yes, that’s “b” for “billion” — and told you to spend it in the poorest parts of the state to build a new economy. What would you spend it on? And how would you measure whether it had done any good?
Roanoke (VA) Times & World News
added Sep 21, 2014 23:40
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