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California draws on reserves for tobacco debt payments

California officials have tapped reserves for payments on two series of state tobacco bonds due to insufficient tobacco settlement revenue, according to notices filed with Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board on Monday.
added Dec 4, 2012 01:53

[Maryland] Biotech company seeks share of tobacco money

20/20 Gene Systems Inc., a Rockville-based company, is requesting that $2 million in grants be made available for research into new screening and treatment methods that could lower mortality rates due to cancer. The money would come from the state’s Ciga
Gaithersburg (MD) Gazette
added Nov 30, 2012 03:23

FISHER: Fewer Smokers Means Higher Taxpayer Costs

A study detailed in the most recent New England Journal of Medicine confirms . . . What the CBO study shows is the litigation that showered such huge benefits on a few was based on the false premise that cigarettes cost taxpayers money. Unfortunately, t
added Nov 29, 2012 16:35

[Washington] EDITORIAL: Who would guess tobacco is making life better for us?

By establishing something positive to do with the money, Gregoire has supported life-saving and life-extending measures that will help citizens. At the same time, this fund gives the state's economy a boost and brings research dollars into Washington. W
Bellingham (WA) Herald
added Nov 29, 2012 15:58

[Minnesota] MN completes refinancing of tobacco bonds

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota has completed the refinancing of tobacco revenue bonds after the state Supreme Court ruled the move is constitutional. Minnesota Management and Budget said Thursday the state sold $656 million in state appropriation bon
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 16, 2012 18:54

Tobacco-Free Kids Congratulates Senator-Elect Heitkamp, a Champion in the Fight Against Tobacco

the voters of North Dakota have chosen a true champion in protecting her state's kids and health from the tobacco industry. The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids congratulates Senator-elect Heitkamp on her victory and looks forward to working with her to win
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Nov 9, 2012 12:29

[Virginia] EDITORIAL: A Shameful Way to Aid Smokers

But Virginia has only spent a fraction of the money available for those programs. That's shameful. It's also a disservice to those who could benefit from the programs aimed at helping them quit smoking.
Lynchburg (VA) News & Advance
added Nov 7, 2012 09:07

Virginia not spending much on stop-smoking programs

Virginia and other states are getting more money from the federal government to help pay for stop-smoking phone hotlines after a national advertising campaign that prompted hundreds of thousands of calls from smokers. But public health advocates argue t
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Nov 4, 2012 01:13

Mitt Romney Crippled Model Anti-Smoking Program In Massachusetts

In the mid 1980s, Massachusetts Department of Public Health official Gregory Connolly began a seemingly hopeless campaign to end smoking in his state. He had no full-time staff and a piecemeal budget. More people complained about his smoking cessation cli
Huffington Post (blog)
added Nov 4, 2012 01:09

[Oregon] Advocates Want Legislature to Spend Tobacco Agreement Funds on Prevention

The Oregon Partners for Tobacco Prevention, a statewide not-for-profit corporation representing businesses, advocacy groups, and people seeking a tobacco-free Oregon, hopes the state will finally dedicate those funds toward their original intended use an
The Lund Report
added Oct 11, 2012 04:32
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