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2011-11-28 11:45:34

States that have shifted funds away from tobacco control programs may be missing out on significant savings, according to a new study co-authored by San Francisco State University economist Sudip Chattopadhyay. If these programs were funded at the levels recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), states could save an astonishing 14-20 times more than the cost of implementing the programs. The costs of smoking are felt by the states, mostly through medical costs,...

2011-04-15 15:08:00

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legacy® today filed an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief on behalf of itself and 17 leading public health organizations, supporting New York City's appeal of a ruling by a federal judge striking down the city's point-of-sale warnings on tobacco products. Legacy, the national public health foundation devoted to keeping young people from smoking and helping all smokers quit, previously filed a brief in support of...

2011-04-12 12:36:00

PITTSBURGH, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MSA (NYSE: MSA), the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of products that protect people's health and safety, announced today that it will broadcast a first quarter 2011 earnings conference call live via the Internet on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The call will last approximately 45 minutes. Investors and interested parties will have the opportunity to listen to the conference call live at...

2011-03-28 16:20:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Auditor General Jack Wagner today called for statewide hearings about how tobacco settlement dollars should be spent to determine if the money should be used according to the original intentions, such as providing subsidized health insurance for low-income Pennsylvanians, or if new priorities should be established. The Tobacco Settlement Act, proposed by Gov. Ridge and passed by the General Assembly in 2001, specifically mandated...

2010-12-03 09:04:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Honorable Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon, Missouri's 55th Governor, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Legacy, the national, independent public health foundation dedicated to building a world where young people reject tobacco and anyone can quit. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101101/DC86294LOGO) "We're honored to welcome Governor Nixon to the Legacy Board," said Dr. Benjamin K. Chu, Board chair. "He is a...

2010-05-17 10:16:00

RALEIGH, N.C., May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the legislative session begins, a report released today by a tobacco policy expert at the University of Illinois at Chicago confirms that a significant cigarette tax increase in North Carolina will produce a large, sustained increase in state tobacco tax revenues. Several states, including South Carolina, have recently raised tobacco taxes to deal with budget shortfalls. "This report joins the mountain of evidence showing why raising...


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