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[Nevada] ROLLY: Utah lawmakers' affair with big tobacco

Utah legislators, mostly Republicans, have received hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years from the big tobacco giants, which might explain their reluctance to do much to curb smoking and make it more expensive.
Salt Lake Tribune
added Aug 17, 2013 13:33
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[California] EDITORIAL: Gov. could put stop to tax evasion on cigarette sales

In 2011, the most recent year for which data is available, more than 11.6 billion cigarettes were sold in the United States without state excise tax being paid. Just one unlicensed distributor helped tobacco manufacturers avoid $5.5 million in escrow pay
Woodland (CA) Daily Democrat
added Aug 6, 2013 14:58
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FORMER MISSISSIPPI ATTORNEY GENERAL MIKE MOORE APPOINTED TO LEGACY’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS

A nationally recognized voice on tobacco prevention, Moore brings extensive knowledge and background to the Legacy board and its mission to keep young people from smoking and helping all smokers quit.
American Legacy Foundation
added Jul 23, 2013 13:01
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[New Hampshire] Outside counsel fees help push NH litigation tab over $2.3m

Another costly case has been called "the tobacco litigation," in which the state has been fighting for its share of a national settlement with major tobacco companies at a cost $71,725 for outside counsel in 2013. One of the highest profile cases of th
Manchester (NH) Union-Leader
added Jul 21, 2013 05:47
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As a Favor to Big Tobacco, Texas Taxes Just the Little Guys

Texas enacted an unconstitutional law that subjects only small tobacco companies to a tax of 55 cents per pack, the Texas Small Tobacco Coalition claims in court. The coalition sued General Greg Abbott and Comptroller Susan Combs, in Travis County C
Courthouse News
added Jul 19, 2013 11:17
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[Texas] Small tobacco manufacturers sue over new tax

the Texas Small Tobacco Coalition maintains that lawmakers unfairly targeted its members by assessing a new fee only on their cigarettes. Major tobacco manufacturers have already been paying about the same amount as part of the state’s 1997 legal settleme
Austin (TX) American-Statesman
added Jul 19, 2013 00:17
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[Minnesota] Targeting better health

The area health initiative is being made possible with the help of tobacco settlement funds from Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Frost said. Having guidance from Blue Cross and Blue Shield will be helpful for the initiative's organizers.
Marshall (MN) Independent
added Jul 17, 2013 16:09
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[Mississippi] Former AG Mike Moore named to anti-tobacco foundation board

Mike Moore, former Mississippi attorney general and now head of Mike Moore Law Firm in Flowood, has been named to the board of directors of Legacy, an anti-tobacco foundation in Washington, D.C. Legacy was created as a result of the November 1998 Master
Mississippi Business Journal
added Jul 17, 2013 15:04
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[Oregon] Editorial: The right way to spend tobacco money ($$)

Oregon’s anti-smoking advocates are poised to get something from the state Legislature that they’ve never received before.
Bend (OR) Bulletin
added Jul 14, 2013 11:38
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[Oregon] Not enough tobacco settlement money dedicated to anti-smoking programs, public health advocates say

For the first time since the money started flowing, some of the $120 million Oregon receives ... is expected go toward anti-smoking programs. But the amount -- $4 million -- is far short of the $86 million public health advocates say is needed to adequat
The Oregonian
added Jul 12, 2013 06:45
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