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[Tennessee] Putnam putting tobacco settlement funds to use

Ready to put $58,000 — Putnam County's share of the national Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement of 1998 ... “It’s been used by different states in different ways, but this year the state of Tennessee has decided to turn this money back into prevention
Cookeville (TN) Herald Citizen
added Mar 23, 2014 11:43
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Smokefree advocates fight pre-emption laws that limit regulations on tobacco use in Tennessee

There are pre-emption laws on the books that basically state that local municipalities — on the city and county level — can’t go further than pre-existing state laws....Mamudu said in his article “Tennessee’s Smokefree Policy: It’s Time for Local Control
Johnson City (TN) Press
added Dec 15, 2014 00:47
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[Tennessee] Family tobacco farmers are dying breed

The transformation of the tobacco industry has largely removed the job of raising tobacco from family farms and consolidated production into the hands of large-scale agribusiness enterprises, where successful tobacco growers harvest hundreds or even thou
The Tennessean
added Sep 8, 2014 06:08
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[Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia] Across tobacco country, crops wilt from rain

Fields all over tobacco country have been soaked, and without a good stretch of dry weather in coming weeks, Elliott's predicament could play out many times over. In Kentucky alone, the nation's second-leading producer, the toll could hit as much as $100
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 13, 2013 22:12
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[Indonesia] Court: Tennessee can't sue foreign tobacco company

The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled in a split opinion that the state could not sue an Indonesian cigarette manufacturer to collect payments as a part of a 1998 settlement with the nation's largest tobacco manufacturers. The state of Tennessee sued NV Suma
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 30, 2013 18:34
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[Tennessee] Possible roll-your-own cigarettes tax could put shops out of business

WBIR NBC (Knoxville, TN)
added May 5, 2012 09:32
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Tennessee Tobacco Mark-Up on Tap

The law, enacted in three phases, raises retailers’ minimum mark-up on cigarettes by 35 cents per pack in three stages over a two-year period, increasing the minimum markup from 8% to 15%. The last phase of singular tobacco policy known as the Unfair Cig
Convenience Store Decisions
added Jun 9, 2017 22:36
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[Tennessee] Health Organizations 'Outraged' by Big Tobacco Sponsor at Academies of Nashville Event

“It is appalling that Altria, the nation’s largest tobacco company and parent company of Philip Morris, is sponsoring a high school-focused event. To make matters worse, the event is being held at Rocketown which is the city’s largest entertainment venue
Nashville (TN) Scene
added Apr 24, 2017 19:38
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[Tennessee] CASEY: I don't want to smell or see your butts

I’m not sure how it came about, but apparently, smokers are under the impression that their cigarettes are completely natural. Paper surrounding the tobacco comes from trees, the tobacco is farmed from the ground just like the filter which — I once was t
Johnson City (TN) Press
added Mar 26, 2015 09:54
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[Tennessee] HANCE: Cigarette tax hike could be big saver

The last time the cigarette tax was raised in Tennessee was 2007, when it went from 20 cents to 62 cents. The American Cancer Society tells us “tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the U.S., yet more
The Tennessean
added Jan 31, 2014 15:29
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