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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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50 years of progress cuts smoking rates in half — but can we ever get to zero?

A look at a county-by-county breakdown of who smokes and where makes it clear that there are opportunities ... “(With) taxes, strong smoke-free laws and fully funding state tobacco prevention programs,” says Dr. Mariell Jessup, president of the American
NBC News
added Jan 12, 2014 02:36
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[Connecticut] EDITORIAL: The war on smoking is working — and should continue

Instead of an investment, lawmakers saw it as a cash cow, a windfall for the general fund. The price of that shortsighted decision will be high. We have squandered teens' future, and the state's financial health, for a fistful of dollars.
Hartford (CT) Courant
added Jan 11, 2014 23:56
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[New Hampshire] Editorial: Missed Opportunity; Battle Against Tobacco Waits to Be Won

According to the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, the state ranks 48th based on what percentage of the CDC-recommended amount it spends; the $125,000 budgeted for New Hampshire’s fiscal year 2014 budget is only 0.7 percent of the guideline. Vermont is doin
Valley News (West Lebanon, NH)
added Dec 16, 2013 21:22
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[Michigan] Editorial: Failure to fund tobacco prevention costs lives

A majority of state legislators seem to think of themselves as "pro-life," so it's ironic -- we won't say funny -- how often they pass on opportunities to save lives or alleviate the suffering of constituents. ... The state's current level is indefensibl
Battle Creek (MI) Enquirer
added Dec 16, 2013 21:17
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[Nebraska] Battle continues: 15th anniversary of tobacco settlement

The state's use the money in different ways. In Nebraska, some of it is used for general obligations, but some of it specifically pays for tobacco prevention and cessation programs.
North Platte (NE) Bulletin
added Nov 19, 2013 11:29
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