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Dems: E-cigs should be part of MSA

The congressmen – Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J., and retiring Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif. – are among the most vocal proponents of the Food and Drug Administration establishing additional regulations on smokeless tobacco produc
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Dec 25, 2014 22:51

SIEGEL: Senator Durbin Asks Attorneys General to Violate the Constitution and Misinterpret the Master Settlement Agreement to Reign in Electronic Cigarettes

e-cigarette opponents like Stan Glantz and these politicians are so zealous about demonizing electronic cigarettes that they are willing to violate constitutional principles and basic legal rights of companies in order to achieve their aims.
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog)
added Dec 24, 2014 06:42

SULLUM: Legislators Say E-Cigarette Companies Are Bound by an Agreement Reached Before They Existed - Hit & Run

is, as the name implies, an agreement, meaning it is binding only on the parties that signed it. The MSA cannot possibly be applied to companies that not only did not agree to it but did not exist when it was drawn up.
Reason Magazine
added Dec 24, 2014 06:40

Bankers Brought Rating Agencies ‘To Their Knees’ On Tobacco Bonds

Wall Street pressed S&P, Moody’s and Fitch to assign more favorable credit ratings to their deals and bragged that the raters complied. Now many of the bonds are headed for default.
added Dec 24, 2014 06:38

LETTER TO ILL. AG Lisa Madigan (PDF)

we urge you to consider taking action at the state level. Specifically, we believe you could take a significant step in the battle against tobacco use by classifying e-cigarettes as cigarettes under the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) with the tobacco c
House Committee on Energy and Commerce
added Dec 23, 2014 23:25

Democratic Leaders Urge FDA Action, Call for State Attorneys General to Classify E-Cigarettes Under the Master Settlement Agreement

Waxman, Sen. Dick Durbin, and Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. sent letters to 29 State Attorneys General applauding their ongoing efforts to press the FDA to use its enforcement discretion to prevent e-cigarette manufacturers from targeting teens. The members al
House Committee on Energy and Commerce
added Dec 23, 2014 23:21

Democratic Leaders call on state attorneys general to classify e-cigarettes under the Master Settlement Agreement

Congressmen Henry Waxman and Frank Pallone and Senator Dick Durbin have written a letter to all the state attorneys general to use the MSA to reign in out-of-control e-cigarette advertising. Their statement and copies of all the letters are here.
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Dec 23, 2014 23:20

[North Carolina] Groups critical of cuts to tobacco prevention programs

A coalition of public-health advocacy groups has taken North Carolina's elected leaders to task yet again for cutting funding for tobacco-prevention programs. The coalition issued Thursday its 16th annual national report that follows up on an initial stu
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Dec 20, 2014 20:11
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EDITORIAL: Curbing Tobacco Use in West Virginia

During the current fiscal year, the state will spend only about $4.9 million on such programs, according to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends West Virginia be spending $27.4 million a ye
Wheeling (WV) Intelligencer
added Dec 20, 2014 14:19

[Wisconsin] Most of tobacco lawsuit dollars used to prop up state budget;

A new report says Wisconsin will receive $756 million in the current fiscal year from cigarette tax revenues and the 1998 lawsuit settlement ... the state will only spend less than a penny of each dollar of the money received on stop-smoking programs --
New Richmond (WI) News
added Dec 17, 2014 05:15
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