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Updated: Illinois Tobacco Quitline closes amid grant suspensions

This screengrab taken in the morning on April 17 from, the website for the Illinois Tobacco Quitline, displays a message explaining that "Quitline funding has been suspended due to budget cuts."
The Southern Illinoisan
added Apr 18, 2015 12:42


On April 17, 2015, Reynolds American Inc. issued an earnings release... • the possibility of being required to pay various adverse judgments in the Engle Progeny cases and/or other litigation; • the substantial payment obligations with respect
Reynolds American (RAI)
added Apr 17, 2015 12:30
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Decision Could Get Millions Flowing to Anti-Smoking Programs in Pennsylvania

For years, there's been a tug of war in Pennsylvania over $126 million, which is part of the huge Master Tobacco Settlement. Tobacco companies contribute hundreds of millions of dollars each year to help states pay for healthcare expenses related to smok
NBC Philadelphia (NBC Local Media)
added Apr 16, 2015 12:05

REMSEN: Why Funding for Vermont's Anti-Tobacco Efforts Is Going Up in Smoke

Now Gov. Peter Shumlin's proposed budget for next year would essentially defund the independent board that oversees the state's tobacco-control initiatives; instead of getting $224,000 to carry out its work, the Vermont Tobacco Evaluation and Review Boar
Seven Days (Burlington, VT)
added Apr 16, 2015 12:03

[Pennsylvania] Tobacco Deal Ruling Could Boost Other States In Pa.'s Boat ($$)

A Pennsylvania appeals court's finding that tobacco companies must pay some $125.8 million to the state as part of a 1998 Master Tobacco Settlement helps a handful of other states that are locked in similar battles with Big Tobacco in an underlying disput
added Apr 14, 2015 01:29

11th Circ. Affirms Tobacco Co. Owner's $40M Tax Liability ($$)

declined to review a U.S. Tax Court decision that said the sole owner of cigarette company General Tobacco Inc. was liable for $40.62 million in tax deficiencies that resulted from write-offs related to a multibillion-dollar settlement between Big Tobacco
added Apr 13, 2015 15:03

Tobacco-Bond Deals Revived as U.S. States Conjure Up Budget Cash

Almost two decades after U.S. states settled with tobacco companies on payments for health-care costs, officials are still finding new ways to tap the revenue stream to close budget gaps and fund programs.
Bloomberg News
added Apr 13, 2015 11:12

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Pushes for Tobacco Bond Deal ($$)

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is urging lawmakers to adopt his plan to securitize the remaining 40% of the state's tobacco revenues from the Master Settlement Agreement.
Bond Buyer Online
added Apr 12, 2015 13:43

[Massachusetts] Group’s lawsuits aim to boost public health

there’s an intriguing twist to the suits filed in Middlesex Superior Court last month. They are the product of a new Boston group that seeks to promote public health through the courts. And these lawyers are working on several fronts, not just tobacco. T
Boston (MA) Globe
added Apr 12, 2015 12:39

[Pennsylvania] BREAKING: Big Tobacco Must Fork Over $125M To Pa. ($$)

Pennsylvania can receive a $125 million payment by Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.... The highly anticipated ruling is the first appellate decision over the settlement fund in the country.
added Apr 10, 2015 21:30
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