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[Illinois] Vrdolyak wants to delay trial while Supreme Court reviews law used to charge him

A 19-page federal indictment against Vrdolyak outlines his role in a scheme to pocket millions of dollars from Illinois’ $9.3 billion settlement with tobacco companies nearly two decades ago. The indictment alleges Vrdolyak was promised $65 million from
Chicago Sun-Times
added Jan 10, 2018 01:12
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Rural health: TSET’s goal is to improve the health of all Oklahomans

In Oklahoma, three behaviors – poor diet, tobacco use and sedentary lifestyle – contribute to four conditions – cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory disease, and diabetes -- that cause 60 percent of deaths. These deaths can be preven
The Oklahoman
added Dec 11, 2017 17:37
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[Connecticut] Tobacco Industry Launches Ads On Dangers Of Smoking

“The budget that was just passed by the legislature also eliminates the funding for tobacco control for the next two years,” he said. “So assuming no changes are made, we will go four years without a single cent being earmarked for tobacco control, despi
WNPR - The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN)
added Dec 1, 2017 16:05
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[North Carolina] SMITH: Big Tobacco dodges financial bullet

North Carolina, like most states, put little to none of this money in preventing people from smoking, but just used this as another funding stream to be spent as it pleased. So the cycle will continue unimpeded.
Lumberton (NC) Robesonian
added Dec 1, 2017 15:45
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[Florida] Prominent Tobacco Attorney Philip Gerson Fights Discipline Case

Prominent Miami tobacco attorney Philip Gerson and co-counsel Steven Hunter are fighting the Florida Bar’s argument that they should be suspended for 30 days for allegedly acting against clients’ interests in a secondhand smoke case. The bar argues Gerso
Law.com
added Nov 28, 2017 17:19
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[Illinois] Feds: Man threatened to make Vrdolyak’s secret deal ‘front page news’

It’s not clear how much money Vrdolyak made from the tobacco settlement. Federal prosecutors told a judge in 2010 that he “has a guaranteed income stream of $260,000 per year . . . until 2023 from tobacco-related litigation.” And Bhachu wrote that Vrdoly
Chicago Sun-Times
added Nov 14, 2017 03:21
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The Lawyer Who Beat Big Tobacco Takes On the Opioid Industry

Mike Moore made cigarette companies pay for the high cost of treating smokers. Here he comes again.
Bloomberg News
added Oct 5, 2017 12:50
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[Illinois] Vrdolyak lawyers: Indictment ‘deceptive, irrelevant and sinister’

A grand jury hit Vrdolyak last November with a 19-page indictment that outlined his alleged role in a scheme to pocket millions from Illinois’ $9.3 billion settlement with tobacco companies nearly two decades ago. The indictment alleges Vrdolyak, known
Chicago Sun-Times
added Aug 26, 2017 14:46
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[Tennessee] PARIS TN: Health Department lauded for anti-smoking drives

The Henry County Health Department recently received an award from Tennessee Commissioner of Health John Dreyzehner for making improvements towards its three-year goals for reducing smoking. Rachel Matlock, health educator with the Henry County Health D
Paris (TN) Post-Intelligencer
added Aug 9, 2017 15:18
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LETTER: Dan Sebald: Wisconsin up in smoke

Have Democrats forgotten the tobacco industry lawsuit? Forgotten how Gov. Scott McCallum "borrowed" Wisconsin's share of the settlement to balance the state budget when that money should have been spent on adolescent smoking prevention? How about account
(Madison, WI) Capital Times
added Jul 20, 2017 16:54
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