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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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[Kansas] Tobacco Bond Plan Raises Questions Among Children’s Advocates

Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposal to securitize the state’s share of a settlement with major tobacco companies. Selling bonds backed by the tobacco money would mean that some or all of it would go to investors in exchange for a large upfront payment. Kansas
KMUW 89.1 Wichita (KS) Public Radio
added Feb 11, 2017 00:44
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tobacco coupons: how low can they go?

coupons have survived. Here, a selection of recent coupons reveals how the industry drops pack prices to as low as $1 or $2, uses buy-one-get-one promotions and offers sweepstakes and other giveaways with coupons.
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Feb 6, 2017 18:05
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Theresa Knox: Keep BreatheND working, as North Dakota voters intended

Our state's residents depend on the Legislature to appropriate the tobacco settlement funds to protect their health from the dangers of tobacco. Current legislators should be reminded that the people of North Dakota voted to establish BreatheND and expec
Grand Forks (ND) Herald
added Feb 6, 2017 15:05
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