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[New Jersey] VIDEO: EDITORIAL: Our view: Legislators still attack vaping as evidence of its usefulness mounts

The state is getting $921 million this year from the nationwide tobacco industry settlement and state taxes on tobacco. State politicians will spend none of that money on reducing smoking. State policies and regulations should to be guided by an interest
The Press of Atlantic City
added Jun 8, 2016 17:53

Tobacco company payments to Kansas top $1 billion in 18 years / Annual payments since 1999 used to improve early-childhood education

Schmidt said payments to Kansas likely would decline significantly in April 2018 under terms of the master settlement agreement. During the 2016 legislative session, Gov. Sam Brownback raised the possibility of dealing with a tax revenue shortfall by le
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
added Jun 7, 2016 13:14

FDA attempt at prohibiting menthol flavoring part of long campaign

If the FDA were to be successful in banning menthol, tobacco analysts project a potential surge in demand for smoking-cessation products made by pharmaceutical companies since 30 percent of all adult smokers and more than 40 percent of all youth smokers
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 5, 2016 18:53

Tea Party Gov. Paul LePage thinks Maine needs more preventative care — but he already cut it

LePage’s administration is moving to reduct the role for Healthy Maine Partnerships, a cooperative effort by health care providers to fight tobacco use, drugs and obesity. That partnership was funded by about $5 million from the Fund for a Healthy Main
Raw Story
added Jun 2, 2016 11:49

[California] County divides up $1.1 million in tobacco money

Local nonprofit groups will share $1.1 million in grants for programs designed to make Napa County residents healthier, from smokers seeking to kick the habit to young mothers needing transitional housing. The Napa County Board of Supervisors awarded th
Napa Valley (CA) Register
added Jun 1, 2016 18:45

LIVE WELL: Oklahoma receives $76 million Tobacco Settlement payment

The Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Fund (TSET) is a grant- making state agency ... On April 28 the State Treasurer announced a receipt for a $76 million annual payment from the tobacco industry under the national Master Settlement Agreement.
Stillwater (OK) News-Press
added May 29, 2016 14:16

Tobacco Bond Risks Grow; Fitch Loses Confidence, Pulls Ratings

Fitch’s action hasn’t dented the strong performance of tobacco bond index, up 4% in the past month alone. Nonetheless, Eaton Vance’s Cynthia Clemson writes in a Wednesday blog post that Fitch’s decision highlights risks in the popular securities.
Barron's Blogs
added May 19, 2016 21:34

U.S. tobacco bond market shrugs off Fitch move to ditch ratings

Moody's Investors Service and Standard & Poor's still rate tobacco bonds. "I think that perhaps it just doesn't fit their process," said John Miller, co-head of fixed income for Nuveen Asset Management, regarding Fitch's action. "I'm a little bit surpri
added May 18, 2016 16:43

JENKINS: Exxon Is Big Tobacco? Tell Me Another

take a look at tobacco stock prices. Yup, all up strongly since the 1998 “master settlement agreement” that 46 states imposed on Big Tobacco ostensibly as punishment for its sins. How was the industry expected to pay $246 billion in alleged Medicaid dama
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added May 18, 2016 07:14

Tobacco fund Money to Help Ease Oklahoma Physician Shortage

Oklahoma's Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust is announcing a six-year, $3.8 million grant to help address a shortage of physicians in the state. Trust officials announced Monday a partnership with the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Science
AP - Associated Press
added May 17, 2016 20:19
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