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Report: State tobacco prevention funding lacking

RICHMOND, Va. — States have spent only about 3 percent of the billions they’ve received in tobacco taxes and legal settlements over the last decade to fund tobacco prevention programs, making it harder to reduce the death and disease caused ...

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Judges seem wary of overruling tobacco judgment

WASHINGTON — A bid by tobacco companies to overrule a court judgment that they must do corrective advertising about the dangers of smoking received a chilly response from a federal appeals court Friday. The companies want U.S. District Judge Gladys ...

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Panel makes progress on income tax hikes

ANNAPOLIS — With time running short, a panel of Maryland lawmakers made progress on Saturday on proposals to raise income taxes for people who make more than $100,000. As lawmakers aim to balance the books for the next fiscal year ...

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CDC launching graphic anti-smoking ad campaign

ATLANTA — In a graphic new ad campaign announced Thursday, the government is trying to shock smokers into quitting with the sometimes-gruesome stories of people damaged by tobacco products. The new effort confronts a hard truth: Despite increased tobacco taxes ...

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Small retailers don’t want tobacco tax hike

ANNAPOLIS – Raising tobacco taxes in Maryland may only force smokers across state lines, where neighboring states and Washington, D.C., impose lower levies, a lobbyist for small retailers told a Senate panel Wednesday. Senate Bill 526 would raise taxes on ...

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