make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

NC receives $211M in cigarette lawsuit payments

READ MORE:

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina's annual share of payments from top cigarette companies paying for smoking-related health care costs is $211 million.

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper notified Gov. Pat McCrory and legislative leaders on Friday how much money was going to state coffers and the Golden LEAF Foundation, which politicians established to help tobacco-growing regions transition their economies.

North Carolina has received more than $1 billion in the past decade under the agreement 20 states negotiated with Big Tobacco 15 years ago.

Winston-Salem-based R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. paid $1.8 billion this year for the second-largest cigarette company's share to all the states covered by the settlement.

Greensboro-based Lorillard Inc. paid $900 million this year.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.

»

Reply

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
CAPTCHA
Please re-enter the code shown in the image below.