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The opposition campaign, titled "No on 56: Stop the Special Interest tax Grab," has so far been 100 percent funded by tobacco companies, with just two companies, Philip Morris (via their affiliate, Altria) and RJ Reynolds ponying up in excess of $50 ...
Dean Kuipers looks at the perennial muscle of the tobacco industry, exercised this year over Proposition 56, which seeks an additional $2 tax on each pack of cigarettes.
Turns out, regulating marijuana "edibles" is one of the trickiest aspects for the Colorado Department of Revenue, said its executive director, Barbara Brohl, during the "Consider It: The Future of Marijuana" dinner held Oct. 10 at The Crowne Plaza ...
tobacco industry misleads in Prop 56 'doctor advertisement'. By Chris Nichols on Tuesday, ... Nearly all of that money has come from the tobacco industry and much of it has been spent on television ads criticizing the initiative. Supporters have raised ...

It reminds me how the tobacco industry has spent $200 million influencing politicians and blocking tobacco tax increases in California.
tobacco companies are increasingly dependent on both a shrinking customer base and fewer numbers of loyal consumers. One small bright spot for the industry has been the rise of e-cigarettes.
Big Tobacco's advertising and marketing tactics have long targeted LGBTQ Americans. tobacco companies spend $9 billion every year marketing their deadly, costly products, intentionally targeting LGBTQ communities through advertising and event ...
If Ottawa lets Big Tobacco into the e-cigarette business it would be handing the industry the chance to hook teenagers on nicotine and turn them into lifelong customers, the Chief Executive Officer of public health Ontario says.
The ban underscores a serious problem for Phillip Morris and other tobacco companies, which are encountering increasingly stringent smoking laws worldwide.
The no-on-56 ads, funded mainly by big tobacco companies like R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris USA, claim the measure "cheats" schools out of about $600 million per year.
The tobacco industry Advisory Council (TIAC) has come out in full support of the ban on smoking in vehicles where children are present.
Don Bauermeister with the firm Friedman and Rubin from Washington is representing the plaintiff. Bauermeister is arguing that Francis died from lung cancer caused by a tobacco industry conspiracy Philip Morris participated in to mislead the American ...
He has called tobacco a "dangerous drug" and the single most preventable cause of bad health and death in Australia. So why does Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull still have a financial stake in two of the world's biggest tobacco companies, 18 months ...
A report released in the late 90s by the London-based Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) detailed the history of the tobacco industry's decades-long deceit, referencing leaked industry documents and testimonies of whistleblowers. Despite knowing about ...
That's because there's hardly a bigger, more aggressive and potent special interest anywhere than Big Tobacco. ... During the past decade, tobacco companies have spent more than $203 million in California fighting proposed tax hikes on their products.

tobacco companies have unveiled a new claim in their campaign against the $2-per-pack increase in cigarette taxes on the November ballot.
The tobacco industry knew about this deception for decades (see below) but is apparently still happy to benefit from and not actively correct consumer misunderstandings here.
Big Tobacco knows that if people smoke one less cigarette a day, the industry will lose billions of dollars. So it is no surprise that out-of-state tobacco companies are spending more than $10 million here to try to defeat Amendment 72 through a ...
Another infusion of money from Big Tobacco dominated the campaign finance reports filed this week for Colorado's statewide ballot initiatives, as opponents to a proposed tax increase on cigarettes and other tobacco products pumped $6.2 million more ...
As the movement to legalize marijuana continues to gather steam, will consumers have to deal with a cabal of corporate giants along the lines of Big Tobacco? Is this just another excuse to ban the drug, or is there a real threat that "Big Marijuana ...
Many of these groups have lent their names to Political Action Committees, including "We Deserve Better", that say the amendment is secretly backed by Big Tobacco and is focused on keeping smokers addicted, cuts research funding and would not deter ...
The marijuana industry is taking pages out of the tobacco industry's playbook. Kevin Sabet, Drug Policy adviser. "If this was a virus or alcohol, anybody looking at those numbers would be alarmed," said Tom Gorman director of the Rocky Mountain High ...
Tom Steyer, the billionaire former hedge-fund manager starring in a TV ad for a California ballot measure to raise state tobacco taxes, once invested millions of dollars in tobacco companies, federal records show. Farallon capital Management, the San ...
An initiative to ban smoking in vehicles where children are present has elicited an unlikely supporter - the tobacco industry Advisory Council. In a statement, the council said it believed that smoking in cars with minors creates dangers that need to ...
tobacco companies have unveiled a new claim in their campaign against the $2-per-pack increase in cigarette taxes on the November ballot.
The tobacco industry knew about this deception for decades (see below) but is apparently still happy to benefit from and not actively correct consumer misunderstandings here.
So it is no surprise that out-of-state tobacco companies are spending more than $10 million here to try to defeat amendment 72 through a barrage of negative and misleading ads.
Instead, it creates a profit-driven industry that will aggressively market product, increase consumers and continuously push more potent (and, therefore, more addictive) products, while insisting they are not harmful.
Dennis Oshinsky was a lifelong Marlboro smoker. He used the Philip Morris USA brand of cigarettes for decades before his death from cancer in 2000, rarely touching other tobacco companies' products. But R.j. Reynolds Tobacco Co. was also responsible ...
In response, in 2011, the UK government committed to publishing details of any policy meetings with tobacco companies and the Department of Health routinely requests disclosure of tobacco industry links. So far so good. In doing so, the UK sets a ...
As the movement to legalize marijuana continues to gather steam, will consumers have to deal with a cabal of corporate giants along the lines of Big Tobacco? Is this just another excuse to ban the drug, or is there a real threat that "Big Marijuana ...
Many of these groups have lent their names to political action committees, including "We Deserve Better", that say the amendment is secretly backed by Big Tobacco and is focused on keeping smokers addicted, cuts research funding and would not deter ...
The tobacco industry is particularly problematic as we know it lied over the harmfulness and addictiveness of tobacco, so why wouldn't they continue to lie about these new products?
As an educator, cancer survivor and parent of a cancer survivor, I want to see the tobacco companies stop lying to us. The tobacco industry has spent $200 million influencing politicians and blocking tobacco tax increases in California. California is ...
I am writing to alert the citizens of Caledonia County to the outside interests helping to fund the campaigns of the Republican candidates for the state Legislature.
The marijuana industry is taking pages out of the tobacco industry's playbook. Kevin Sabet, Drug Policy adviser. "If this was a virus or alcohol, anybody looking at those numbers would be alarmed," said Tom Gorman director of the Rocky Mountain High ...
But working in fields can cause harsh side effects since they're working around nicotine and pesticides. "You feel like there's no air.
Unless we exercise our constitutional rights, they become meaningless. This is particularly relevant to the tobacco industry's effort to prevent the Food and Drug Administration from requiring cigarette packages to carry what the Globe calls "scary ...
Tom Steyer, the billionaire former hedge-fund manager starring in a TV ad for a California ballot measure to raise state tobacco taxes, once invested millions of dollars in tobacco companies, federal records show. Farallon capital Management, the San ...
It has been criticized because it has been bankrolled in large part by Reynolds American, one of the largest tobacco companies in the world; it would put restrictions on how the money could be used relating to abortions and stem cell research; and the ...
It highlights the difficulties of implementing Article 5.3 of the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the aim of which is to protect policy-making from lobbying by the tobacco industry. The 180 ... Researchers from ...
As the school year begins, let's be aware that youth are being targeted by the tobacco industry. Big Tobacco is sweet talking our kids with products that are sweet, cheap, and easy to get.
Big tobacco companies lie for a living. They lie to sell their deadly products and lie to hook new customers every day, to replace the ones that have died from using their products.
It's about Big Tobacco's profits, not kids. Amendment 3 is a scam. The major firms are funding Amendment 3 ($5.3 million and counting) because it increases their profits and market share by massively and unfairly taxing their competition.
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With our votes, we can take a stand against the big tobacco companies that are spending $10 million to oppose this measure so they can get our kids hooked on smoking.
The "North Dakota way" is North Dakota voters objecting to out-of-state big spenders, such as Big Tobacco, as they seek to line their own business' bottom line at the expense of our state and the 20,000 youth they seek to addict as their new crew of ...
Christopher Banthin, program director of the public health Advocacy Institute (PHAI) of Northeastern University offered his and the PHAI's pro bono support, should the tobacco industry initiate a lawsuit against the town all the way through the ...


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