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[North Carolina] Groups critical of cuts to tobacco prevention programs

A coalition of public-health advocacy groups has taken North Carolina's elected leaders to task yet again for cutting funding for tobacco-prevention programs. The coalition issued Thursday its 16th annual national report that follows up on an initial stu
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Dec 20, 2014 20:11
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EDITORIAL: Curbing Tobacco Use in West Virginia

During the current fiscal year, the state will spend only about $4.9 million on such programs, according to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends West Virginia be spending $27.4 million a ye
Wheeling (WV) Intelligencer
added Dec 20, 2014 14:19
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[Wisconsin] Most of tobacco lawsuit dollars used to prop up state budget;

A new report says Wisconsin will receive $756 million in the current fiscal year from cigarette tax revenues and the 1998 lawsuit settlement ... the state will only spend less than a penny of each dollar of the money received on stop-smoking programs --
New Richmond (WI) News
added Dec 17, 2014 05:15
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AUDIO: Blair Horner: New York Is Losing Control Of The War On Tobacco

Over the past few years, New York has slashed its tobacco control efforts in half, from a high of $85 million to just under $40 million today. When these programs are cut, more kids start to smoke, fewer smokers quit, health care costs go up and, worst o
WAMC/Northeast Public Radio (Albany, NY)
added Dec 16, 2014 03:27
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[Virginia] Turning a new leaf with tobacco money

The Virginia Tobacco Commission is helping more and more students in the Dan River Region with an expanded scholarship program — providing about $400,000 to Danville Community College students this year.
Danville (VA) Register & Bee
added Dec 13, 2014 20:55
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[Florida] National Report: Kentucky Ranks 39th in Protecting Kids from Tobacco

The report challenges states to do more by shining the spotlight on Florida, which has cut its high school smoking rate to a record low 7.5 percent. The report details the lives and health care dollars each state could save if it brought its teen smoking
PR Newswire
added Dec 11, 2014 23:43
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Broken Promises to Our Children: A State-by-State Look at the 1998 State Tobacco Settlement 16 Years Later (PDF)

The states’ failure to adequately fund tobacco prevention and cessation programs is undermining the nation’s efforts to reduce tobacco use – the number one cause of preventable death. It is also indefensible given the conclusive evidence that such prog
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Dec 11, 2014 21:29
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[Rhode Island] Oppenheimer funds fighting tobacco bond refinancing

In a lawsuit filed in R.I. Superior Court, two mutual funds controlled by Oppenheimer Funds are trying to block the tobacco bond refinancing, which they claim defrauds their investors.
Providence Business News
added Dec 8, 2014 15:46
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Troutman Sanders Tobacco Practice Publishes Article on E-Cigarettes in Smokeshop Magazine

“Hey Legislators: Vaping Products Don’t Belong in the MSA!” discusses the “longshot” bid by congressmen to have e-cigarettes included in the Master Settlement ...E-cigarette companies were not even in operation at the time the MSA was signed, and therefo
Tobacco Law blog— Troutman Sanders LLP
added Dec 7, 2014 13:01
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EDITORIAL: A trust for unclaimed property fund? Oklahoma treasurer's proposal worth a look

The Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust is on its way to generating as much in earnings as it’s getting in new transfers from Big Tobacco. The endowment has grown to nearly $1 billion...As the smoking rate continues to fall, the tobacco fund faces diminis
The Oklahoman
added Dec 7, 2014 12:54
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