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Tobacco money will help avoid cuts of in-home care, school busing, Missouri governor says

the Republican chief executive said a recent Missouri Supreme Court decision that will mean an estimated $50 million in additional revenue will be used to stave off planned reductions to a program serving 15,000 elderly and disabled people who receive in-
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Feb 24, 2017 17:42
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Reynolds, ITG square off in dispute over payments to Florida for health-care expenses related to smoking

ITG Brands LLC is suing R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in an attempt to settle which tobacco manufacturer is responsible for making annual Master Settlement Agreement payments in Florida on four traditional cigarette brands. As part of Reynolds American Inc.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Feb 23, 2017 13:56
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Breathless in North Dakota

The US state of North Dakota (ND) is thinking of diverting tobacco lawsuit settlement money previously used for tobacco control policies to ‘other public programs’. A February 20 story on KFYR-TV-Ch.5, out of Bismark, ND, said the state’s voters had hel
Tobacco Reporter
added Feb 21, 2017 21:07
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[North Dakota] Breathe ND in danger of closing after committee votes to defund it

The voters of North Dakota helped form the Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control Policy, also known as Breathe ND, when they voted to dedicate tobacco lawsuit settlement money to preventing future use. Now, some think the group is no longer needed.
KFYR-TV-Ch.5 (Bismark, ND)
added Feb 21, 2017 02:36
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[Florida] 2009 law benefiting big tobacco in legislature’s sights

Thousands of families of people who died from smoking may benefit from legislation being considered at the state capitol that could speed up settlement payments from big tobacco, and as Mike Vasilinda tells us at issue is a 2009 law that treats tobacco d
Capitol News Service (FL)
added Feb 19, 2017 01:32
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[Florida] House approves bill on tobacco settlement payments

Florida legislation is being considered at the state capitol to speed up settlement payments from big tobacco companies. The bill would require the industry to pay the same bond as other industries when they lose a lawsuit or appeal.
WJXT-Channel 4 (Jacksonville, FL)
added Feb 18, 2017 00:36
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How anti-smoking ads went from ‘just say no’ to ‘damn the man’

During Sunday’s Grammys, two public service ads made a jarring argument for quitting smoking: Essentially, that Big Tobacco hates black people...framing quitting smoking as an act of resistance against The Man is more effective than trying to make the ar
Fusion
added Feb 16, 2017 00:58
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Ruling will restore Missouri tobacco settlement money

The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled the state can recoup around $50 million in lost tobacco settlement money... Missouri lost millions of dollars after an arbitration panel decided the state in 2003 didn't properly enforce part of the settlement requirin
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 16, 2017 00:54
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[Mississippi] BOBBY HARRISON: Legislation would have blocked tobacco lawsuit

Mississippi got the best settlement with the tobacco companies because it filed the first lawsuit. If the aforementioned legislation had been in effect, some other state would have received the additional funds for being the first to file...the bill pendi
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
added Feb 15, 2017 20:53
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FRIST: Tackling Tobacco Use In The Volunteer State: Let's Start With Tennessee Quit Week

In the last six weeks, two critical reports have shined a spotlight on Tennessee’s high levels of tobacco use and inadequate prevention efforts. In December, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and other public health organizations published a report tha
Forbes
added Feb 14, 2017 19:36
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