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Pennsylvania governor signs revenue bills to wrap up stalled budget

will boost revenues in part by ... securitizing expected funding from tobacco companies for healthcare costs. That money comes from big tobacco companies that agreed in a 1998 settlement with U.S. states to help cover medical costs associated with smokin
Reuters
added Oct 31, 2017 02:01
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Flue-Cured Tobacco Growers in the Southeast and Their Family Members or Representatives Can Get Money in $24 Million Settlement

has reached a $24 million Settlement to resolve claims made by current and former U.S. Tobacco members over reserve funds. Tobacco growers across North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Florida, Georgia, and Alabama who were or are members of U.S. Toba
PR Newswire
added Oct 31, 2017 00:41
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[Oklahoma] Tobacco companies ordered to tell the truth about smoking

Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) states that R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, Phillip Morris USA, Lorillard and Altria have now been ordered to publish“corrective statement”...According to a study by the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center (OTRC), public su
Tulsa (OK) Beacon
added Oct 19, 2017 18:50
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After Taking On Big Tobacco 20 Years Ago, Former Mississippi AG Is Trying Again With Opioids

MOORE: Well, Purdue is the culprit. What they did was they lied about the addictive nature of these drugs just like the tobacco industry did. Purdue said that there was less than 1 percent chance of getting addicted by taking their OxyContin under a doct
National Public Radio (NPR)
added Oct 18, 2017 16:07
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[Texas] EDITORIAL: Money and Addiction: Will opioid lawsuit turn out like tobacco settlement?

In the end, government and lawyers raked in the cash. The tobacco industry did have to change its marketing strategy a bit, but the same cigarettes are still available just about everywhere—selling well enough to generate record profits for the top tobacc
Texarkana (TX) Gazette
added Oct 15, 2017 11:05
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[Pennsylvania] Lawmakers skeptical of Wolf's budget bailout

Keller said he hopes the state House moves to get the governor and Senate to pass legislation that would tap money House lawmakers say is sitting unused in reserve funds, while borrowing against the state’s tobacco settlement payments. The tobacco settle
New Castle (PA) News
added Oct 14, 2017 16:07
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APFEL: Reframing for 'redemption' the Phillip Morris International’s Foundation, for a Smoke-Free world

In this case, I would suggest that the FCTC itself could be the vehicle. PMI could make a voluntary donation (perhaps through a Member State) as a way of acknowledging previous wrongdoing (e.g., see interference with the FCTC process described in Reuters
The News Minute (in)
added Oct 7, 2017 08:01
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[Washington] Christine Gregoire compares famous tobacco lawsuit to opioid cases

Gregoire says, “this misrepresentation that appears to be obvious in the opioid addiction problem was very clear in tobacco. The use of doctors in tobacco to promote the product and say it was safe was true in tobacco as it is in the opioid addiction prob
MyNorthwest.com (KIRO, KTTH, Seattle, WA)
added Oct 5, 2017 20:58
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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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Dreyfus Bet on Tobacco Bonds Pays Off With Top Muni Fund Returns

Dreyfus Corp.’s $170 million high-yield municipal-bond fund is beating bigger and better-known competitors by riding a rebound in tobacco bonds while avoiding pitfalls such as Puerto Rico debt.
Bloomberg News
added Oct 4, 2017 01:19
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