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CDC: States should spend more on anti-tobacco efforts

has admonished South Carolina, Texas and Kentucky for failing to provide enough money from tobacco tax revenue or tobacco prevention efforts. The three were among 13 states that spent less than 10 percent of the CDC-recommended level of funding for tobac
McClatchy Newspapers
added Jun 26, 2015 09:03

[Alabama] BLUM: When it comes to cigarette tax, governments should use it right or lose it

the income from these sin taxes is a relative drop in the bucket compared to what we pay in the long run as a result of smoking-caused disease and disability. To end the smoking pandemic, governments should either dedicate a significant percentage of cig
added Jun 24, 2015 15:55

Reynolds agrees to $15M resolution in Mississippi dispute

The two disputes involve what Jim Hood, Mississippi’s attorney general, called an underreporting of cigarette shipments by Brown & Williamson, through a partnership with Star Tobacco, and by R.J. Reynolds. “The original settlement requires Brown & Willia
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 23, 2015 17:52

Hood says Mississippi settles some tobacco claims for $15M

says the nation’s largest tobacco company will pay the state $15 million to settle claims that it was underreporting the number of cigarettes it was shipping to the state. On Monday, Attorney General Jim Hood announced the settlement with Reynolds Americ
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 23, 2015 10:17

Attorney General: Tobacco corporation settles with the state of Mississippi for $15 million

Brown and Williamson dodged paying the state of Mississippi properly by using a company called Star Tobacco to manufacture their cigarettes. “Several years ago, we discovered that Brown and Williamson…failed to pay what they were required to pay us unde
WJTV News Channel 12 CBS (Jackson, MS)
added Jun 22, 2015 20:33


“Several years ago, we discovered that Brown and Williamson manufactured cigarettes for a company called Star Tobacco, but failed to pay what they were required to pay us under the original 1997 tobacco settlement agreement,” said Attorney General Hood.
Mississippi Attorney General's Office
added Jun 22, 2015 20:13

[Mississippi] State settles tobacco nonpayment claims

Attorney General Jim Hood announced Monday that the state has settled claims against tobacco companies R.J. Reynolds and Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corp. for $15 million. The state sued the two companies for not paying the state under the terms of a 1
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
added Jun 22, 2015 20:10

Fitch Publishes Exposure Draft for Rating U.S. Tobacco Settlement ABS

has published an exposure draft with respect to its criteria for rating U.S. Tobacco Settlement ABS. Fitch invites feedback on the proposals during the consultation period that will end on July 22, 2015. The agency will continue to apply its current crite
Business Wire
added Jun 22, 2015 17:23

[Pennsylvania] Court declines to overturn government's use of tobacco funds

Pennsylvania's highest court ruled Friday that a lawsuit over the use of tobacco settlement money to balance the state budget was brought by people who did not have standing.
WTAE-TV 4 (Pittsburgh, PA)
added Jun 20, 2015 19:22

22nd Century Group Obtains Cigarette Distribution Licenses in New York State

a leader in tobacco harm reduction, announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Goodrich Tobacco Company, LLC, has been granted both a New York State Cigarette Stamping Agent license and a New York State Wholesale Cigarette Dealer license. With the
Business Wire
added Jun 16, 2015 06:52
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