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Rhode Island $618 Million Tobacco Bond Ends Seven-Month Wait

Rhode Island is set to issue $618 million of tobacco bonds next week, ending a seven-month delay caused by a legal challenge from OppenheimerFunds Inc.
Bloomberg News
added Mar 3, 2015 18:54

[Maine] Renewed Battle Underway Over Tobacco Settlement Funds

Opponents of Gov. Paul LePage’s plan to divert tobacco settlement money away from the Fund for a Healthy Maine and move it into more direct smoking cessation treatment through Medicaid, turned out in force in Augusta today.
Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN)
added Mar 2, 2015 17:37

EDITORIAL: Our View: Battle against Big Tobacco far from over

the limited ad campaign pales in comparison to what the tobacco industry has pumped into the public consciousness...rates of decline have slowed…That is reason enough to call for better use of the funds awarded to states in the 1998 tobacco settlement…It
Portland (ME) Press-Herald
added Feb 25, 2015 19:33
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Maine made a dent in teen smoking, but it’s changing course

In 2012, lawmakers used the fund to shore up a shortfall in the state’s Medicaid program. Last spring, lawmakers used $5 million from the account to help the state balance its books. Maine isn’t unique in using tobacco settlement funds this way, a reali
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Feb 21, 2015 21:59

When states win lawsuits, where does money go?

some of those bonds are now coming back to bite them. An analysis of more than 100 such deals by ProPublica, the nonprofit investigative journalism enterprise, last year found that some bonds are in trouble because annual settlement payments to the state
USA Today
added Feb 20, 2015 04:19

[Kansas] Brownback: Changes to reservation tobacco sales needed to keep settlement money

Kansas’ handling of tobacco sales on tribal reservations could jeopardize its share of the tobacco settlement money that was supposed to fund children’s programs... “We’re talking to the tribes about enforcing, because we don’t want to lose that $60 mill
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
added Feb 20, 2015 03:20

The Real Marlboro Man / Darrell Winfield, star of the most successful campaign in tobacco history, sold the spirit of the cowboy to American men—and, surprisingly, women too.

Virginia Slims. But the marketing ploy didn't work the same way on female audiences...thus Philip Morris contracted a series of "lifestyle analysis" studies in 1993 that sought to taxonomize the values of the “new young adult female smoker.”
The Atlantic Monthly
added Feb 17, 2015 16:03

EDITORIAL: The day smokers got class

roots of the 1995 class action actually extend back to the early 1950s...42.1 million Americans still smoke...the leading cause of preventable disease and death ... more than 480,000 deaths every year, or 1 of every 5 deaths. Little else needs to be said.
Pine Bluff (AR) Commercial
added Feb 16, 2015 20:38

[Virginia] Danville councilman sets record straight on tobacco grants

Vogler set the record straight on the tobacco commission grants at last week’s meeting of Danville City Council. According to the councilman, the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission has awarded 47 grants totaling more
Chatham (VA) Star-Tribune
added Feb 12, 2015 10:57

[Pennsylvania] Big Tobacco Pushes Court To Chop Pa.'s Settlement Share ($$)

asked a Pennsylvania appeals court Wednesday to overturn a trial judge's ruling that allowed the state to hold on to $120 million it stood to receive as part of a multistate settlement over smoking-related health care costs in a dispute over the state's t
added Feb 11, 2015 22:44
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