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[Wisconsin] Most of tobacco lawsuit dollars used to prop up state budget;

A new report says Wisconsin will receive $756 million in the current fiscal year from cigarette tax revenues and the 1998 lawsuit settlement ... the state will only spend less than a penny of each dollar of the money received on stop-smoking programs --
New Richmond (WI) News
added Dec 17, 2014 05:15
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AUDIO: Blair Horner: New York Is Losing Control Of The War On Tobacco

Over the past few years, New York has slashed its tobacco control efforts in half, from a high of $85 million to just under $40 million today. When these programs are cut, more kids start to smoke, fewer smokers quit, health care costs go up and, worst o
WAMC/Northeast Public Radio (Albany, NY)
added Dec 16, 2014 03:27
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[Virginia] Turning a new leaf with tobacco money

The Virginia Tobacco Commission is helping more and more students in the Dan River Region with an expanded scholarship program — providing about $400,000 to Danville Community College students this year.
Danville (VA) Register & Bee
added Dec 13, 2014 20:55
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[Florida] National Report: Kentucky Ranks 39th in Protecting Kids from Tobacco

The report challenges states to do more by shining the spotlight on Florida, which has cut its high school smoking rate to a record low 7.5 percent. The report details the lives and health care dollars each state could save if it brought its teen smoking
PR Newswire
added Dec 11, 2014 23:43
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Broken Promises to Our Children: A State-by-State Look at the 1998 State Tobacco Settlement 16 Years Later (PDF)

The states’ failure to adequately fund tobacco prevention and cessation programs is undermining the nation’s efforts to reduce tobacco use – the number one cause of preventable death. It is also indefensible given the conclusive evidence that such prog
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Dec 11, 2014 21:29
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[Rhode Island] Oppenheimer funds fighting tobacco bond refinancing

In a lawsuit filed in R.I. Superior Court, two mutual funds controlled by Oppenheimer Funds are trying to block the tobacco bond refinancing, which they claim defrauds their investors.
Providence Business News
added Dec 8, 2014 15:46
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Troutman Sanders Tobacco Practice Publishes Article on E-Cigarettes in Smokeshop Magazine

“Hey Legislators: Vaping Products Don’t Belong in the MSA!” discusses the “longshot” bid by congressmen to have e-cigarettes included in the Master Settlement ...E-cigarette companies were not even in operation at the time the MSA was signed, and therefo
Tobacco Law blog— Troutman Sanders LLP
added Dec 7, 2014 13:01
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EDITORIAL: A trust for unclaimed property fund? Oklahoma treasurer's proposal worth a look

The Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust is on its way to generating as much in earnings as it’s getting in new transfers from Big Tobacco. The endowment has grown to nearly $1 billion...As the smoking rate continues to fall, the tobacco fund faces diminis
The Oklahoman
added Dec 7, 2014 12:54
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AUDIO: New York Cigarette Taxes Killed Eric Garner

The police were sent to arrest Garner because local minority-owned businesses were complaining he was driving business away and that he was competing with businesses that sold cigarettes by selling illegal, untaxed cigarettes one at a time, loosies, so th
Rush Limbaugh Site
added Dec 4, 2014 20:57
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[Tennessee] Tobacco pact funds earmarked for local prevention programs

Knox County will get to spend $327,041 per year on tobacco use prevention. But that's a fraction of the money it could save, said Michael Thomas, program manager with Knox County Health Department. "Based on 2011 data, if we reduced the number of pregna
Knoxville (TN) News-Sentinel
added Dec 3, 2014 19:10
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