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Washington flush with tobacco money, but gets an ‘F’ for prevention

Washington state led the fight against tobacco companies in a historic lawsuit that forced the companies to pay billions for ongoing damages to public health. It’s illegal to smoke indoors or within 2... read more

The Coming Race War in America

We have seen political fights in Congress over who should get the most of America's goodies--fights that have caused shutdowns of the federal government and mind-boggling gridlock in Washington ... th... read more

'Paradise of serpents': How runaway slaves lived in the Great Dismal Swamp before escaping to Canada

From 1760 or so, George Washington himself made money extracting the swamp’s lumber ... Along with the cabin outlines were tobacco pipe fragments and signs of fire pits. Nine-tenths of what was eventu... read more

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Washington spends little to help the state’s 900,000 smokers quit – despite collecting $622M in tobacco revenue

Yet, with nearly 900,000 smokers in the state and $622 million in tobacco-related revenue, Washington spends almost no money on ... earned an F grade from the American Lung Association’s 2018 report o... read more

Trump’s Corruption: The Definitive List

The president personally intervened in a plan to relocate the F.B.I.’s Washington headquarters ... for Disease Control and Prevention, committed a more mild version of this sin. She purchased shares i... read more

SF doctor was told by the NRA to stay in her lane. She said no

It’s my f— highway ... the NRA in Washington. In 1996, the gun rights group advocated for the Dickey Amendment. Named for the late Rep. Jay Dickey, R-Ark., the measure banned the Centers for Disease C... read more

Local Teen Honored for Tobacco Prevention Campaign

Tuesday night in Washington ... High School junior is fighting for more tobacco prevention funding among other things. "Actually talking amid state members about cigarette taxes. Raising taxes and usi... read more

Report says Wyoming No. 4 in tobacco prevention spending

The court-approved settlement never specified how states should use the money ... states should spend on prevention efforts, said Pete Fisher, a vice president at the anti-tobacco Campaign for Tobacco ... read more

Kevin Landrigan's Granite Status: Japan's diplomatic elite keeps an eye on NH politics

Now that Democratic challenger for governor Molly Kelly’s campaign is flush ... that if he gets to become one of the five on this public body he’ll be pushing for reforms. For example in dealing with ... read more

Kids targeted with e-cigs, sweet tobacco flavors

The event featured excellent presentations by state and local tobacco use prevention experts and Helena physician Robert Shepard. As noted in the presentations, the tobacco industry now spends nearly ... read more

Cigarette tax increase on Missouri ballot for third time

“When they hear I’m going to Missouri, they say, ‘Hey, get ... and Prevention. But the state spends less than $60,000, a record that earned Missouri an “F” from the American Lung Association. Under Pr... read more

Washington Ranks High For Number Of Gun Deaths, Data Show

As America delves into yet another heated gun debate in Congress and on the internet, Patch turned to federal data and an expert to get a clearer ... Control and Prevention. Nearly two-thirds of those ... read more

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