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A city zoning law could help curb the number of advertisements for cigarettes and sugary drinks in Philadelphia.

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How much did the tobacco industry give to state candidates, committees, and ballot measures during the 2012 election cycle? 

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A federal court of appeals recently upheld a lower court's 2006 decision that found the tobacco industry guilty of racketeering and fraud. The House of Representatives has already voted to give the F.D.A. powers to regulate tobacco products, and the Senate is considering a similar vote. It's time for universities such as the University of California to wake up and cut their research ties with Big Tobacco, which has long used university research results to defraud the public.

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