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OLSON: Winners and Losers from the FDA's Vaping and Cigar Crackdown

Under the 1998 tobacco settlement, which I and others at Cato have criticized at length, a large chunk of revenue from these conventional sales goes to state governments. But this revenue source has been eroded badly as smokers switch to vaping, a trend t
Cato Institute
added May 12, 2016 02:52

LITTLE: The Climate Change Inquisition, Part II—The Scandal Unfolds

These extortionate suits are cynically Made to Settle....The tobacco settlement was, to quote MIT Professor John Gruber, “a tax because it’s a set of payments made by tobacco companies that depend on how many packs they sell"; in short, it looks like a ta
The Federalist Society
added May 11, 2016 13:04

LITTLE: The Climate Change Inquisition

All American citizens...should be deeply concerned about the actions undertaken by the nineteen states joining forces not only to duplicate the tobacco heist but to suppress free speech and the fearless discussion of an area of vitally important scientifi
The Federalist Society
added May 11, 2016 13:01

High-Yield Funds With Cash to Burn Chase Tobacco Bonds' 51% Gain

American smokers, who have extra money after filling their gas tanks. The two groups, each in their own way, are driving a rally in the $34 billion tobacco-bond market that’s outpacing just about every other investment. High-yield tobacco securities have
Bloomberg News
added May 9, 2016 22:17

Kansas receives $59.1 million annual tobacco settlement payment

Attorney General Derek Schmidt has announced the state has received its annual tobacco settlement payment of $59,124,916.31. The monetary sum is equal to the estimate Schmidt provided last fall to the consensus revenue estimators.
Legal NewsLine
added May 9, 2016 22:04

Group submits push to raise Missouri cigarette taxes

Proponents of raising Missouri's lowest-in-the-nation cigarette taxes submitted petitions Saturday in hopes of getting the constitutional amendment on the November ballot, saying the revenue would help fund early childhood education and health care causes
AP - Associated Press
added May 8, 2016 17:54
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$49.6 million to Arkansas in tobacco settlement payments

State Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said Wednesday that the money supports several programs, including tobacco cessation efforts, public health programs for minorities and older Arkansans, increased Medicaid coverage for pregnant women and increased h
AP - Associated Press
added May 5, 2016 15:55

[Pennsylvania] Tobacco manufacturers request Supreme Court tackle MSA arbitration settlement

The nation's largest tobacco manufacturers have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to tackle a decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court affecting $120 million in Master Settlement Agreement money. A writ of certiorari was filed April 21 by R.J. Reynolds Toba
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 2, 2016 19:43

20 years later, still unclear whether landmark Texas tobacco settlement was a success

the Beaumont attorney who led the state's case is unapologetic about the results. The state's treasury raked in billions of dollars from the litigation, though only a small fraction...Two decades later, there is no consensus among legal experts on whether
Beaumont (TX) Enterprise
added May 2, 2016 15:54

[Pennsylvania] Big Tobacco Urges Justices To Review $125M Award To Pa. ($$)

tobacco companies have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision allowing Pennsylvania to receive a $125 million payment as part of a nationwide settlement over smoking-related health costs, saying a lower court exceeded its authority by altering
added Apr 30, 2016 16:11
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