Daily Archives: March 7, 2011

Curbing smoking means changing norms

“The best bang for your buck is not going into schools. We’ve done it for years and we’ve seen the tobacco initiation rate stalled,” women smoking a cigarettesaid Theresa Knox, her voice taking on the tone of someone telling you a trade secret. “The best bang for your buck is these system-wide changes — but it takes time.”

NC GOP lawmakers target tobacco settlement money

RALEIGH, N.C. - The manufacture of cigarette-store.biz/online/camel and Lucky Strikes kept tax dollars flowing in North Carolina during Big Tobacco’s heyday. Now lawmakers are asking if they should take long-protected cigarette company settlement money - while possibly settling a humbling chapter in the state’s past.