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[Maine, New Hampshire] EDITORIAL: N.H. must invest to curb smoking

New Hampshire chooses to spend millions on cure and not a single penny on prevention. ... Spending a little today to stop people from smoking will reduce the state's Medicaid and other medical costs, improve the overall health of the population and stop t
Portsmouth (NH) Herald
added Jan 7, 2013 04:52
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Free Florida tobacco help costs millions

be concerned with how much money smokers are costing the state. There is free help for people trying to kick the habit, all paid for by the forced hand of the tobacco industry. .. The program is operated through the Florida Department of Health and fund
WJXT-Channel 4 (Jacksonville, FL)
added Jan 4, 2013 20:44
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Tobacco board spent $116M in '12 to revitalize Virginia region hurt by industrial, ag losses

A commission created to spark development in southwest and Southside Virginia spent more than $116 million in the last fiscal year to change the landscape of the state's rural communities hurt by manufacturing and agricultural job losses, according to the
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 4, 2013 10:59
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[New Jersey] HORNER: NJ among the worst tobacco-fighting states: Opinion

New Jersey’s failure to use more of its tobacco money to fight smoking is especially troubling in light of national surveys indicating that smoking declines in states have slowed. The state’s progress against tobacco use — the No. 1 cause of preventable
Newark (NJ) Star-Ledger
added Dec 29, 2012 12:15
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[Nebraska] Tobacco Money Not Funding Anti-Smoking Programs

The Big Tobacco settlement money that's being used in Nebraska may not be going toward what people expected. In fact, a report estimates only 6% of the $38 million is used for anti-smoking programs.
KMTV Action 3 News CBS (Omaha, NE)
added Dec 26, 2012 23:23
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[Alabama] OUR VIEW: Tobacco money wish list

we'd like to see the bulk of this money be spent the same way as previous tobacco settlement money -- in ways that benefit people, something the payors' product doesn't do.
Gadsden (AL) Times
added Dec 26, 2012 23:11
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[New York] Groups: NY tobacco prevention efforts lacking

The state has the highest cigarette taxes in the nation and has been a leader in protecting its residents from secondhand smoke, Seilback noted. But state funding for tobacco control has been cut in half since 2007, he said, from $85.5 million to $41.4 mi
Utica (NY) Observer-Dispatch
added Dec 26, 2012 00:49
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[North Carolina, Virginia] EDITORIAL: The disappearance of tobacco money

In tough times, some worthy programs have to be trimmed. But many young smokers and their loved ones - as well as taxpayers who've historically subsidized the health care of ailing smokers - will pay dearly for those cuts. Lawmakers in Virginia, North C
Norfolk (VA) Virginian-Pilot
added Dec 26, 2012 00:23
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States Win and Lose in Tobacco Settlement, Analysis Shows ($$)

Herbert J. Sims analyst Dick Larkin believes tobacco companies may be the big winners.
Bond Buyer Online
added Dec 24, 2012 10:52
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Nevada to receive $21 million share in big tobacco settlement

“Since 2003, Nevada has received approximately $40 million in payments per year which would be at risk if a settlement was not reached,” said Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto in a Dec. 19 statement. The agreement "will continue to provide f
Carson Now (Carson City, NV)
added Dec 23, 2012 21:53
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