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Health groups say a proposed amendment could undermine Florida’s anti-smoking campaign

A coalition of health organizations are warning that a proposed state constitutional amendment would undermine Florida’s smoking prevention efforts resulting in higher smoking rates and, eventually, higher health care costs as the result of an increase i
The Capitolist
added Mar 16, 2018 20:53
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[South Dakota] Jackley: State Gets $27M Tobacco Settlement, Sues Drugmakers

Jackley's office said the agreement settles a long dispute over enforcement of a 1998 settlement that requires tobacco companies to compensate 46 states, including South Dakota, for public health costs from smoking-related illnesses. The companies had ar
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 14, 2018 23:06
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[Oklahoma] Edmondson ready to fight for tobacco money -- again

Oklahoma Democratic gubernatorial candidate Drew Edmondson is ready to fight to keep money from the state’s Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust from going up in smoke. That’s what Edmondson is convinced will happen if some state legislators succeed in an
McAlester (OK) News Capital & Democrat
added Feb 8, 2018 19:07
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EDITORIAL: Indiana House GOP snuffs out smoking bill

Republicans killed a bill that would have increased the legal age for buying tobacco... In an ideal world, Indiana lawmakers wouldn’t have raided money from the 1998 State Tobacco Settlement...this is Indiana, where a sincere effort to attack the problem
South Bend (IN) Tribune
added Feb 1, 2018 18:45
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Gazette editorial: Good on WVU for refusing tobacco money

WVU’s decision not to accept anti-smoking money from a tobacco company might seem like a no-brainer...“The idea of taking money that’s from the tobacco industry is just antithetical to everything we do,” Karen Emmons, dean for academic affairs at Harvard
Charleston (WV) Gazette
added Jan 30, 2018 15:55
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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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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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