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Michigan governor proposes $350m commitment to Detroit ($$)

funding for the Detroit package would come from the multi-state settlement with US tobacco companies and, because it “wouldn’t otherwise be part of the bankruptcy process”, was not subject to the claims of bondholders.
Financial Times (uk)
added Jan 23, 2014 16:45

[Pennsylvania] EDITORIAL: Pa. learns there's no peace in the war against Big Tobacco: Editorial

Pennsylvania has now learned the hard way that there is no peace when dealing with the tobacco industry. So far, Attorney General Kathleen Kane's office has budgeted $1 million for outside legal help in appealing the arbitration ruling. Protecting the st
Harrisburg (PA) Patriot-News
added Jan 13, 2014 22:06

[Washington] Editorial: A dark cloud in King County over strides in smoking cessation

Reductions in adult smoking have leveled off. A $10.5 million tobacco settlement check is on its way to Washington. This is an opportunity to rebuild a comprehensive prevention program. For every dollar spent, the state saves $5 in hospital costs. Legis
Seattle (WA) Times
added Jan 13, 2014 21:43

[Indiana] Tobacco-free advocates worry about budget cuts

The state of Indiana has appealed a recent decision to decrease the amount of money major tobacco companies are ordered to pay as a result of smoke-related illnesses, and local health department officials are equally concerned about future funding. An ar
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 13, 2014 06:23

Product Liability Practice Group Of The Year: Jones Day ($$)

Jones Day earned a third consecutive berth in Law360’s Product Liability Groups of the Year by pulling out victories for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in arbitration with states over a historic multi-billion dollar settlement and in personal injury and consum
added Jan 12, 2014 04:57

Ohio Statehouse can help snuff out disturbing trend 50 years after Surgeon General's landmark smoking report: Toby Cosgrove and Michael F. Roizen

But Ohio has now sullied itself by being one of the few states -- if not the only state -- with increased tobacco use since 2009. Why?... We need leadership in Columbus; we in the United States, and in Ohio especially, can’t afford for additional progre
Cleveland (OH) Plain Dealer
added Jan 12, 2014 04:00

[Connecticut] EDITORIAL: Our View: State’s anti-smoking efforts are failing

This year, Connecticut will collect $466.1 million in tobacco taxes and its annual allotment from the 1998 settlement, yet less than a penny out of every dollar collected -- 0.6 percent -- will be spent on prevention programs. ... It’s estimated that 4,70
Norwich (CT) Bulletin
added Jan 12, 2014 03:52

50 years of progress cuts smoking rates in half — but can we ever get to zero?

A look at a county-by-county breakdown of who smokes and where makes it clear that there are opportunities ... “(With) taxes, strong smoke-free laws and fully funding state tobacco prevention programs,” says Dr. Mariell Jessup, president of the American
NBC News
added Jan 12, 2014 02:36

[Connecticut] EDITORIAL: The war on smoking is working — and should continue

Instead of an investment, lawmakers saw it as a cash cow, a windfall for the general fund. The price of that shortsighted decision will be high. We have squandered teens' future, and the state's financial health, for a fistful of dollars.
Hartford (CT) Courant
added Jan 11, 2014 23:56

[Pennsylvania] EDITORIAL: 50 years after the Surgeon General's report, the tobacco wars continue - Editorial

In October, a three-judge panel agreed with Big Tobacco's claims that Pennsylvania improperly collected money from the sales of products made by competitors that did not join the pact… It amounts to an end run around what was presumed to have been a done
Lancaster Online (Lancaster Newspapers)
added Jan 10, 2014 05:11
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