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Once-secret testimony reveals Dave Frohnmayer was a paid witness for big tobacco against the state of Oregon.

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There may be no résumé in Oregon public life more impressive than the one that belongs to Dave Frohnmayer. Rhodes scholar, state attorney general   More
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Greenlick Files Bill to Make Cigarettes a Prescription-Only Drug


A new bill in the Oregon Legislature would require a prescription for a pack of smokes.Rep. Mitch Greenlick (D-Portland), filed a bill that would put nicotine in the same category as ketamine, and would make having the addictive substance without a doctor’s note a crime.House Bill 2077 would classify nicotine as a Schedule III controlled substance and would make the unlawful possession and distribution ...   More
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

One Senator Just Says No to Smoking Candy

Do not be alarmed, Portland, this is only a test. Along with Indianapolis and Columbus, Ohio, we are a test market for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco's latest attempt to cash in on the smokeless tobacco sales boom, as WW reported last week. This isn't tobacco you chew and spit though. No, no no, the Camel Orb's are candy. And according to U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), every design element was nefariously ...   More
Friday, May 22, 2009 Megan Brescini

State Audit Lauds OHSU's Use of Tobacco Settlement Dollars

Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown today released an audit [PDF] of the $200 million grant that state lawmakers awarded OHSU in 2001. The Oregon Opportunity grant was a pretty big deal because it was funded by tobacco settlement money and represented a relatively bold move during the last recession. Bottom line: auditors found that OHSU put the money to good use and did what it said it ...   More
Thursday, January 21, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS


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