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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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[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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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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[Virginia] Delayed opening of King School of Medicine illustrates tension within tobacco commission

In May, nearly five years after it secured one of the Virginia tobacco commission’s largest financial commitments, and two years after it claimed it would start classes, the amorphous King School of Medicine project bore no resemblance to the plan that ea
Roanoke (VA) Times & World News
added Sep 21, 2014 23:45
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[Minnesota] EDITORIAL: Revisit use of tobacco settlement

Why It Matters: he original intent of the 1998 settlement was to fund tobacco cessation program and improve health, not make Wall Street richer... As politicians beat their chests about the great fiscal comeback being enjoyed in Minnesota, it is time we
Mankato (MN) Free Press
added Sep 15, 2014 15:06
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[Africa, Nigeria] MOHAMMED: Real Balanced Regulation for Tobacco Industry

we must again ask members of the House committee on Health to disregard the demands of so-called balanced regulation which means accommodating the interest of companies that are only interested in profits at the expense of the lives of our people.
This Day (ng)
added Sep 8, 2014 16:52
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PODKUL: How Wall Street Tobacco Deals Left States With Billions in Toxic Debt

Politicians wanted upfront cash from a legal victory over Big Tobacco, and bankers happily obliged. The price? A handful of states promised to repay $64 billion on just $3 billion advanced.
ProPublica
added Aug 8, 2014 11:42
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OppenheimerFunds Says It Sued Rhode Island Over Tobacco Deal

Rhode Island’s plan to sell $594 million in debt backed by tobacco-company payments was challenged by OppenheimerFunds Inc., which claims the deal violates earlier bondholder rights to revenue related to a 16-year-old accord over health-care related cost
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Aug 6, 2014 00:36
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VIDEO: E-cigs vs. tobacco: Here's where to find value, pro says

Discussing the impact to big tobacco now that e-cigarettes are increasingly more popular, with Steve Malanga, Manhattan Institute senior fellow, and Lee Munson, Portfolio Asset Management CIO.
CNBC
added Jun 24, 2014 17:56
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William A. Collins: Meanwhile, the war on tobacco limps ahead

(TPP), one of President Barack Obama’s big priorities, may give new spark to tobacco companies. It could make it easier for companies in the cigarette business to sue whole nations that have had the temerity to impose annoying restrictions. And do you r
Bemidji (MN) Pioneer
added Apr 25, 2014 15:56
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