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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

[Kentucky] WATERS: High cigarette tax hurts the poor: Opposing view

Kentucky is a woefully unhealthy state. ... More would quit if Kentucky used more of its $320 million tobacco settlement on education. ... Education, making smoking less culturally acceptable and appealing to citizens' personal responsibility have been e
USA Today
added Jan 10, 2014 04:56

[Indiana] Lawmakers confused by cut in state’s tobacco funds

An arbitration panel ruled in September that Indiana and five other states had failed to undertake “diligent enforcement” to collect those payments and, therefore, the participating tobacco companies could reduce what they paid to the states.
Indianapolis (IN) Business Journal
added Jan 9, 2014 11:16

[Colombia] United States: Tax Court Rules That Payments By Tobacco Distributor To Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement Qualified Settlement Fund Not Deductible Until Paid

determined ... the taxpayer obligated itself as if it were a manufacturer of tobacco products and therefore, the taxpayer was paying its own liability to the qualified settlement fund, not a liability it had assumed on behalf of Protabaco, because Protaba
added Jan 8, 2014 06:45

[Georgia] Following the money in the fight against tobacco

Georgia will receive $347 million in tobacco settlement funds and the state’s tobacco taxes, according to a recent report released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. But the state will spend less than 1 percent of that amount on programs to prevent s
Augusta (GA) Chronicle
added Jan 6, 2014 13:39
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