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florida announces new record low youth smoking rate

The state’s success is in large part due to Tobacco Free Florida’s statewide media campaign, which the Florida Department of Health launched after residents voted 10 years ago to fund the program with the state’s portion of the Master Settlement Agreemen
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Nov 30, 2016 05:08
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[Illinois] Ex-Chicago Alderman Pleads Not Guilty To Hiding Atty Fees ($$)

Former Chicago Alderman Edward Vrdolyak appeared in Illinois federal court Tuesday to plead not guilty to charges he helped an attorney hide his cut of attorneys’ fees the pair received from a $9.3 billion settlement between the state of Illinois and seve
Law360
added Nov 24, 2016 15:08
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[Illinois] Former Ald. Vrdolyak pleads not guilty to tax charges

Former Chicago Ald. Edward Vrdolyak pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges alleging he obstructed an IRS investigation into a secret deal he cut in the 1990s to pocket millions of dollars from the massive tobacco lawsuit settlement without doing any work.
Chicago Tribune
added Nov 23, 2016 13:29
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[Illinois] Tobacco Fees Spread All The Way To A Chicago Alderman, Feds Allege

A recently unsealed indictment in Chicago shows just how far money from 1998′s $200 billion master tobacco settlement with the states spread. Federal authorities have charged former Chicago alderman Edward “Fast Eddie” Vdolyak with trying to help anothe
Forbes
added Nov 21, 2016 23:47
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Hard times for Kansas and its schools as economic 'experiment' creates gaping budget hole

After five years of an economic crusade that has left its originator, Brownback, as the least popular governor in the nation, Kansas has been forced to use the settlement from a national tobacco lawsuit to cover the hole in its general fund budget — money
Los Angeles Times
added Nov 21, 2016 21:18
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Report: Florida adult, teen smoking rates hit record low

Ten years ago, Floridians voted in support of a state constitutional amendment to fund a tobacco education and use prevention program, now known as Tobacco Free Florida. The program has resulted in a significant decrease in smoking rates among adults and
Crestview (FL) News-Bulletin
added Nov 19, 2016 19:05
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[New York] EDITORIAL: ‘You caused the health crisis; you pay for it’

“The effects that oxycodone and hydrocodone produce in the brain are indistinguishable from the effects produced by heroin,”...now would be a good time for state attorneys general to start researching a possible case against the pharmaceutical companies,
Adirondack Daily Enterprise (Saranac Lake, NY)
added Nov 16, 2016 20:25
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[Illinois] Chicago's 'Fast Eddie' charged; case tied to tobacco deal

A former Chicago alderman nicknamed "Fast Eddie" for his adeptness at backroom dealing was offered tens of millions of dollars in legal fees stemming from a $9 billion tobacco settlement with Illinois even though he did no legal work on the landmark civi
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 16, 2016 18:21
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[Texas] Herman: Legal fight over the remains of Texan famous for legal fights

As a top-drawer lawyer, he won billions for his clients, including the state of Texas as one of its attorneys in the tobacco industry lawsuit that produced a $17.3 billion settlement for the state. In reporting his death, Texas Lawyer said O’Quinn earned
Austin (TX) American-Statesman
added Nov 14, 2016 00:00
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Breaking and Important : AGW Denialist and lobbyist Myron Ebell tapped to head the EPA

Phillip Morris hired Ebell in the 1990s as Policy Director to mount a campaign to make regulating the tobacco industry "politically unpalatable", and to advocate for acceptance of "safer cigarettes."[12] As part of its "Control Abuse of Power" (CAP) proje
Daily Kos (blog)
added Nov 11, 2016 12:56
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