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In North Carolina, Dancing with Big Tobacco at the Inaugural Ball

Reynolds American spends big bucks to buy influence

Editor
Jan 11, 2013

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Big Tobacco has high hopes for North Carolina’s new governor and Legislature – they want to keep funding for tobacco prevention programs at zero and roll back the state’s three-year-old smoke-free law.

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posted January 11, 2013

Zero Dollars for Prevention Risks More Teen Smokers in North Carolina

State's decision called "stunning shortsightedness"

Editor
Dec 17, 2012

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Recently, we released a report showing that the states this year will collect a record $25.7 billion in revenue from the 1998 tobacco settlement and tobacco taxes, but will spend less than two percent of it — $459.5 million — on programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit. That’s less than two pennies of every dollar in tobacco revenue to fight tobacco use.

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posted December 17, 2012

North Carolina Legislators Slash Funds that Protect Kids from Tobacco

Cuts Jeopardize Efforts to Improve Health, Reduce Costs

Editor
Jun 29, 2012

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North Carolina legislators have let down kids and taxpayers with a budget that drastically cuts funding for the state's very successful tobacco prevention and cessation programs. This budget will lead to more kids becoming addicted to tobacco, fewer tobacco users getting the help they need to quit, more lives lost and North Carolina taxpayers paying the bill for higher tobacco-caused health care costs.

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posted June 29, 2012

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