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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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How One New York County Fell Into the Tobacco Debt Trap

A refinance of Niagara County’s tobacco bonds was good news — but for investors, not taxpayers.
ProPublica
added Oct 30, 2014 20:22
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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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[West Virginia] Anti-tobacco effort strapped for funds despite millions in revenues

All of the proceeds from the tobacco settlement bonds went to help pay down the state Teachers Retirement System's unfunded liability. All of the money received each year from the settlement goes toward paying off those bonds. Annual tax revenues go to t
Charleston (WV) State Journal
added Sep 13, 2014 17:40
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Tobacco commission grants go to family connections

A Virginia commission that invests money from a national tobacco settlement gave $21 million to an economic development group and a telephone cooperative run by family members of the commission’s powerful chairman, according to a review of grants by The
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 2, 2014 10:02
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[Kentucky] EDITORIAL: Deadly Ebola has nothing on tobacco

This year, 8,000 Kentuckians will die from smoking-related causes... That's far more deaths than Ebola has caused in the almost 40 years since its first diagnosis. The onus is on the legislature to act; Kentuckians should demand it.
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Aug 24, 2014 05:55
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[Indiana] EDITORIAL: OUR OPINION : Meet all obligations related to tobacco funds ($$)

those concerned about Hoosier health will note that this victory doesn't have anything to do with the state's overall approach to the yearly tobacco funding it receives. In short, much of the money that is intended for smoking cessation efforts and public
South Bend (IN) Tribune
added Jul 15, 2014 12:24
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TOSCANO: Resignations and investigations: Senator Puckett and the Virginia Tobacco Commission

there are no Democrats on this board. It is charged with helping tobacco farmers and with revitalizing formerly tobacco-dependent communities. Over the years, it funded a wide variety of projects, but unlike our state budget process, it is not always cl
Roanoke (VA) Times & World News
added Jul 11, 2014 07:05
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State Senator’s Resignation Deepens Political Turmoil in Virginia

The chairman of the tobacco commission, Terry G. Kilgore, a Republican member of the House of Delegates, canceled a meeting set for Wednesday to interview Mr. Puckett for a top job, and called the attacks on Mr. Puckett “reprehensible.” The commission ma
New York Times
added Jun 10, 2014 09:30
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Ohio governor announces anti-tobacco initiative

Kasich announced in his State of the State speech Monday he is dedicating new tobacco settlement dollars in the fight against the addiction of smoking. He says the fight will help drive down medical costs and improve Ohioans' health.
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 25, 2014 15:20
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