Daily Archives: May 11, 2011

House panel approves plan to redirect tobacco settlement revenues to the TOPS

After lengthy discussion that included rare legislative testimony from Gov. Bobby Jindal, the House Appropriations Committee Tuesday overwhelmingly endorsed a plan to redirect future tobacco settlement revenues to the TOPS college scholarship program.

Roll your own, avoid tax; you make the smokes at local business

The big wood-paneled box at Discount Smokes is a tobacco-rolling machine. Into it go loose pipe tobacco and rolling tubes. With a rattling and

Philip Morris International Overhauls Labor Protections in Kazakhstan

Philip Morris International’s public commitment on May 9, 2011 to protect the rights of tobacco workers in its global supply chain is an Kazakhstan_Tobaccoimportant first step, Human Rights Watch said today. Rigorous independent monitoring will be crucial to realizing full protections for workers, Human Rights Watch said.

Illinois mulls smoking ban loophole

HAMMOND, Ind. — Clutching his Marlboro, Clifford Hutchison works a slot machine unaware of his role in a desperate competition to balance state budgets.