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This State Wanted To Expand Healthcare For The Poor. Big Tobacco Helped To Kill That Idea.

Proponents, with about $9.7 million to spend, simply couldn’t keep ... by deadline to a request for an interview. Other factors besides big spending by tobacco may have contributed to the loss. The ba... read more

Regulating E-Cigarettes Could Have Unintended Consequences

Proponents of such bans say second-hand vapor might be harmful and that electronic cigarettes glamorize smoking at a time when anti-smoking advocates have largely succeeded in stigmatizing it. Minneso... read more

Youth smoking trends in Philadelphia are changing. Now the city’s lost a major tool to stop that.

Policies credited for cutting cigarette smoking, from limits on advertising to higher taxes ... Ellerbe now is a youth advocate with the nonprofit Public Health Management Corp., often traveling to Ha... read more

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Minnesota budget deal: Tax hikes on high earners, tobacco

Mark Dayton and Democratic legislative leaders reached a budget agreement Sunday that calls for $2 billion in new taxes and boosts spending for schools and property tax relief. The Democrats are relyi... read more


Record tax hike isn't fixing Illinois' problems

Yet last week lawmakers made deep cuts in health care for the poor, and this week they face tough votes to raise the cigarette tax ... Despite all that, the giant pile of unpaid bills that has loomed ... read more

1 Medicaid Expansion Defeat Offers Lessons for Other States

Proponents, with about $9.7 million to spend, simply couldn’t keep ... by deadline to a request for an interview. Other factors besides big spending by tobacco may have contributed to the loss. The ba... read more

Fire-rescue sales tax won't be on Palm Beach County ballot for now

Palm Beach County officials on Wednesday pulled an about-face and scrapped plans to push ... costs. Despite opposition from business leaders and community groups to boosting the sales tax, the County ... read more

The gun industry has systematically demolished regulators and avoided the fate of cigarettes

Here is a look at five key ways advocates were able to hold Big Tobacco accountable ... longer permitted to pass or keep existing restrictions tougher than the state law. And, he notes, it is not just ... read more

Montana infrastructure disagreements mean federal funds don't flow

Despite missing an earlier deadline, city officials have been preparing for Friday, when the Montana Coal Board might keep their application for limited ... away 1.2 percent of revenue from the cigare... read more

Smoke and mirrors: Why TN must reverse ban on e-cigarettes

Tobacco sustains 50 million livelihoods in India and earns substantial revenue through exports and tax, but it also kills a ... will impact thousands more non-smokers. Pushing these many people toward... read more



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