Overview: The tobacco lobby goes global

By Ricardo Sandoval Palos

The tobacco lobby goes global

Excerpts from this story referencing "State Duma":

"… tion,” Chernenko explained.Industry influence is not hard to find in the State Duma, Russia’s national legislature. Ivan Savvidi is one of the Duma’s most …"

The food lobby's war on a soda tax

By Christine Spolar and Joe Eaton

Washington lobbyists have been enjoying a multi-million-dollar sugar rush from the food industry. Soft drink makers, supermarket companies,

Excerpts from this story referencing "sweetened beverage":

"… rgeoning national movement to raise money for health care reform by taxing sweetened beverages.During the first nine months of 2009, the industry groups stepped up thei …"

"… have spent more than $24 million on the issue of a national excise tax on sweetened beverages and on other legislative and regulatory issues, according to an examinati …"

"… tions reported that they lobbied specifically on the proposed tax on sugar-sweetened beverages — which among other things would include sodas, juice drinks and chocol …"

"… nd now heads the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Sugar-sweetened beverages … may be the single largest driver of the obesity epidemic,” wrote th …"

As soda tax bubbles up, food lobby mobilizes

By Christine Spolar and Joe Eaton

Industry groups spent more than $24M this year to sway lawmakers

Excerpts from this story referencing "sweetened beverage":

"… rgeoning national movement to raise money for health care reform by taxing sweetened beverages.During the first nine months of 2009, the industry groups stepped up thei …"

"… have spent more than $24 million on the issue of a national excise tax on sweetened beverages and on other legislative and regulatory issues, according to an examinati …"

"… tions reported that they lobbied specifically on the proposed tax on sugar-sweetened beverages — which among other things would include sodas, juice drinks and chocol …"

"… nd now heads the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Sugar-sweetened beverages … may be the single largest driver of the obesity epidemic,” wrote th …"