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[Nevada] ROLLY: Utah lawmakers' affair with big tobacco

Utah legislators, mostly Republicans, have received hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years from the big tobacco giants, which might explain their reluctance to do much to curb smoking and make it more expensive.
Salt Lake Tribune
added Aug 17, 2013 13:33

[Vermont] RJ Reynolds Hit With $8.3M Judgment Over Eclipse Ads ($$)

Superior Judge Dennis R. Pearson entered a final judgment Monday that ordered Reynolds to cough up the civil penalty partly as a sanction for contempt of a 1998 consent decree from the same court and violation of the master settlement agreement reference
added Jun 6, 2013 10:28

[Nebraska] EDITORIAL: Anti-tobacco group should be funded

Nebraska's state legislators once again submitted shamelessly to the tobacco lobby last week and ended the funding of Tobacco Free Nebraska. Certainly in a tight fiscal environment, every program was up for discussion, but for the senators to eliminate t
Grand Island (NE) Independent
added Jun 2, 2013 02:52

Fewer tobacco products, but not alcohol, in movies

Movie characters smoke less since 1998 regulations that stopped tobacco companies from buying on-screen brand placements, according to a new study.
added May 30, 2013 07:00

[Massachusetts] States becoming more dependent on tobacco levies

Massachusetts lawmakers' growing reliance on tobacco taxes to help balance the state budget is part of a national trend that has grown with each flutter of the country's economy.
Milford (MA) Daily News
added May 28, 2013 06:53

[Massachusetts] As state diverts tobacco funds, treatment programs up in smoke

This fiscal year, state government will collect a combined $815 million in tobacco taxes and payments from a 1998 settlement with tobacco companies. It will spend $4.1 million on antitobacco programs -- less than 1 percent of total revenues.
Lowell (MA) Sun
added May 27, 2013 11:20

[Pennsylvania] Efforts to create smoke-free parks expanding

Pennsylvania Health Department launched a campaign called Young Lungs at Play. Using funds from the state's 1998 settlement with the tobacco industry, the program provides signs to communities adopting policies that ban smoking in parks and other places c
added May 18, 2013 22:47

[North Carolina] NC receives $211M in cigarette lawsuit payments

North Carolina's annual share of payments from top cigarette companies paying for smoking-related health care costs is $211 million. North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper notified Gov. Pat McCrory and legislative leaders on Friday how much money was
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 26, 2013 22:27

Kentucky gets more than $101 million in tobacco settlement money

Kentucky received its annual payment of more than $101 million in tobacco settlement money this week. “The money Kentucky receives each year from the MSA provides funding for many invaluable programs – from agriculture to education,” said Attorney Genera
The Lane Report
added Apr 18, 2013 17:04

[New Mexico] Gov. criticized for veto of tobacco-fund infusion

Gov. Susana Martinez’s decision to strike down a proposed cash infusion into New Mexico’s tobacco settlement fund has left some anti-cancer advocates steamed. During this year’s legislative session, lawmakers voted to use the tobacco fund as a money sour
Albuquerque Journal
added Apr 10, 2013 14:38
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