Tobacco Settlement

Business
3:47 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

DePasquale Launches Audit of Pittsburgh Hospital Research Programs

Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale has announced his office will perform audits of five healthcare research programs across the state including, Pittsburgh’s Magee-Women’s Research Institute and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

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Tobacco
2:22 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Report: PA Spending on Smoking Programs Has Decreased by 90 Percent Over 10 Years

Fifteen years after tobacco companies agreed to pay restitution to states for costs related to tobacco use, a new report finds that most states are not spending enough of that money on smoking prevention and cessation programs.

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Health
3:30 am
Tue October 1, 2013

Pennsylvania Loses Money in Tobacco Dispute, Cuts Funding to Programs

The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office plans to fight an arbitration related to tobacco settlement money, but in the meantime, the Department of Health has started cutting millions of dollars.

That's expected to shutter tobacco programs such as Tobacco-Free Allegheny which will now be operating on a week-to-week basis.

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