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Urgent! National Field Call on Settlement

This afternoon, 11 states announced their intention to settle claims against big tobacco. As more consider the offer, it is clear that many states will move forward with action this week. Some states may hold off, determining that pursuing their cases will yield greater public health provisions.

National leaders met this weekend and determined that a "one size fits all" approach would not be effective for public health or ACS. We will speak with one voice on those components of tobacco control which much be addressed federally (like FDA), but each state must now determine how best to move forward.

The NGRO will work with all states to chart a course which best effects public health gains during the next phase of this campaign. To learn more about Operation Settle Up, call us.

A press release from John Seffrin, as well as support materials for the states is forthcoming.

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