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Utah in line to get more tobacco settlement money

The Senate unanimously passed a resolution Wednesday approving an update to the 20-year-old agreement with cigarette makers. It now goes to the House. In April, the state will receive its regular $28 million annual payment plus another $28 million, acco
Deseret News
added Mar 8, 2018 17:46

[Minnesota] Lawmakers want say in 3M settlement dollars

Republican lawmakers on Monday questioned the structure of a multimillion-dollar settlement between the state of Minnesota and 3M Co.... "One of the things I wanted to avoid was a tobacco-like problem. The money was settled in the tobacco case, but the
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 6, 2018 18:29

Minnesota Legislators Introduce Bill to Support Statewide Quit-Smoking Services

introduced a bill to support statewide quit-smoking services. The proposal dedicates a fraction of ongoing tobacco settlement payments – which totaled $168 million in 2017 – to tobacco cessation services. An estimated 580,000 Minnesota adults still smoke
PR Newswire
added Mar 6, 2018 15:01

[North Carolina] $24 Million Flue-Cured Tobacco Settlement: Time is Running Out for Tobacco

The Court has finally approved the $24 million Settlement with U.S. Tobacco Cooperative, Inc. ("U.S. Tobacco"), formerly known as Flue-Cured Tobacco Cooperative Stabilization Corporation, to resolve legal claims made by current and former U.S. Tobacco m
PR Newswire
added Mar 5, 2018 20:06

[Canada] United States: California Attorney General Files Lawsuit Against Non-Participating Manufacturer

Grand River Enterprises Six Nations ("Grand River"), for failing to comply with California laws governing nonparticipating tobacco product manufacturers ("NPMs")....Grand River has asked that the court not have jurisdiction over the company, gi
added Mar 2, 2018 01:47

[Mississippi] VIDEO: The war on opioids moves to the courtroom

Now, some 20 years later, Moore has another health crisis on his mind -- and another corporate target: the makers of opioids. "Tobacco, somebody smokes a cigarette, it might be 30 years, 40 years before the disease process works and kills them," Moore sa
added Feb 25, 2018 16:34

[Mississippi] SCRUGGS: The Oxford Man Who Brought Down Big Tobacco Asks: Are Opioids the New Tobacco?

Editor’s Note: Dick Scruggs, the attorney who brought down Big Tobacco, draws a parallel between cigarette and opioid litigation in this piece written for a law publication. Is the rising spate of opioid litigation comparable to the litigation that resul (Oxford, MS)
added Feb 25, 2018 16:31

[New Jersey] EDITORIAL: Our view: NJ improving weak spots in otherwise good tobacco-control report

For seven years, budget-challenged New Jersey got nearly $1 billion from the federal settlement with tobacco companies and didn’t spend any...between the ongoing push to discourage cigarette sales and the money now being spent on helping people quit or n
The Press of Atlantic City
added Feb 20, 2018 00:15

[Indiana] EDITORIAL: State lawmakers not taking needed stand against tobacco products

After years of failing to put adequate resources into fighting the losses — measured in human lives and dollars and cents — tied to Indiana’s above-average smoking rate, state lawmakers found another way to signal their disregard for the issue. Indiana
Columbus (IN) Republic
added Feb 16, 2018 17:24

[Oklahoma] Can TSET save the state budget?

It is not as simple as just writing a check. Because of the constitutional framework the agency’s funds are not available to be used for general revenue. Still, lawmakers say there may be a way to stay within the rules TSET and allow the trust funds to
KOKH FOX25 (Oklahoma City, OK)
added Feb 14, 2018 16:54
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