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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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4 Ways States Could Spend Big Tobacco's Money

1. Develop Better Quitting Techniques … 2. Start Publicly-Funded Fitness Centers … 3. Bring Anti-Tobacco Education into Elementary and High Schools … 4. Develop a Reward System for Remaining Smoke-Free
Care2.com
added Oct 23, 2013 03:46
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Hard-Charging Attorney Ronald Motley Dead at the Age of 68 - Law Blog

When you consider the cases that have made the plaintiffs’ bar what it is today — asbestos, tobacco and the like — one name nearly always comes up in conversation: Ronald Motley.
Wall Street Journal Blogs
added Aug 23, 2013 01:58
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[Mississippi] Former AG Mike Moore named to anti-tobacco foundation board

Mike Moore, former Mississippi attorney general and now head of Mike Moore Law Firm in Flowood, has been named to the board of directors of Legacy, an anti-tobacco foundation in Washington, D.C. Legacy was created as a result of the November 1998 Master
Mississippi Business Journal
added Jul 17, 2013 15:04
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[Kentucky] Tracing the Flow of Tax Dollars

Kentucky's Finance and Administration Cabinet now offers the Citizen Tax Calculator on the state's transparency portal, OpenDoor.ky.gov ... They could also find out that they contributed $35.51 toward the first phase of Kentucky's tobacco settlement.
Government Technology
added Jun 15, 2013 10:57
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[Minnesota] HUMPHREY: A Clearer View: Tobacco settlement made state healthier

the 15th anniversary of Minnesota’s tobacco settlement. Those of us involved in the trial will never forget it. In 1994, as Minnesota attorney general, I joined forces ... when I see an ad directing smokers to QUITPLAN or to dine in a smoke-free restaura
Duluth (MN) News-Tribune
added May 13, 2013 03:05
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