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Tobacco's Role in Movies Falls, Alcohol's Rises

Master Settlement Agreement in 1998, tobacco brand appearances in top-grossing movies decreased 7% annually (95% CI 5.4%-8.7%) before leveling at 22 appearances a year after 2006, according to a study by James Sargent, MD, of Norris Cotton Cancer Center i
MedPage Today
added May 29, 2013 11:39

[Massachusetts] Mass anti-tobacco spending goes up in smoke

Twenty years ago, supporters of a Massachusetts tobacco tax increase had lofty goals for the money it would bring in. A voter-approved 1992 ballot initiative nearly doubled the cigarette tax - from 26 cents to 51 cents a pack - to fund the creation of t
Quincy (MA) Patriot Ledger
added May 28, 2013 13:30

[Massachusetts] Taxing tobacco a national addiction

Raising tobacco taxes is an easy political choice: there is little opposition and plenty of support. But as Massachusetts grows more dependent on tobacco revenues now approaching $1 billion a year, the use of a sin tax to balance the books raises questio
Milford (MA) Daily News
added May 28, 2013 06:56

[Massachusetts] States becoming more dependent on tobacco levies

Massachusetts lawmakers' growing reliance on tobacco taxes to help balance the state budget is part of a national trend that has grown with each flutter of the country's economy.
Milford (MA) Daily News
added May 28, 2013 06:53

[Massachusetts] As state diverts tobacco funds, treatment programs up in smoke

This fiscal year, state government will collect a combined $815 million in tobacco taxes and payments from a 1998 settlement with tobacco companies. It will spend $4.1 million on antitobacco programs -- less than 1 percent of total revenues.
Lowell (MA) Sun
added May 27, 2013 11:20

[Kansas] AG makes public a letter describing the tobacco settlement arbitration

Kansas can expect about $17.3 million more as a result of the settlement
Kansas Health Institute (KHI)
added May 26, 2013 01:58

[Texas] House sends increased Cig Fee-Tax-Depending-On-Who-You-Ask bill to governor | Trail Blazers Blog

A bill that got a lot of House resistance earlier this year - fee vs. tax, remember - has just come up on the House floor after the Senate carved out some restrictions for chewing tobacco, pipe tobacco and removed AG rule-making authority over the issue.
Dallas Morning News blogs
added May 24, 2013 11:10

[California] CA Upholds $3 Million Fee Award in Tobacco Settlement Violation

The Fourth District Court of Appeal has upheld an attorney fee award of nearly $3 million against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in an action for violation of the 1998 national tobacco settlement. Div. One held that San Diego Superior Court Judge Ronald
Metropolitan News-Enterprise (Los Angeles, CA)
added May 22, 2013 19:56

[Kansas] Advocacy group questions AG's grip on revised tobacco settlement information

The state's leading child advocacy group expressed renewed frustration Wednesday with Attorney General Derek Schmidt's shroud of secrecy over financial details of Kansas' latest haul from the national tobacco company settlement.
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
added May 22, 2013 18:32

[Pennsylvania] Efforts to create smoke-free parks expanding

Pennsylvania Health Department launched a campaign called Young Lungs at Play. Using funds from the state's 1998 settlement with the tobacco industry, the program provides signs to communities adopting policies that ban smoking in parks and other places c
added May 18, 2013 22:47
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