|Hundreds of Westchester Teens to Rally Against Big Tobacco
|NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- With the charge, "Don't Take Big
Tobacco at Face Value -- Appearances Can Lie," hundreds of teenage girls will
join Westchester County Executive Andrew J. Spano today at New Roc City to
kick off a first-of-its-
|Mass. House OKs -per-pack hike in cigarette tax
|The House yesterday overwhelmingly approved a per pack increase to the state cigarette tax, easily surpassing the two-thirds threshold needed to override a promised veto by Acting Governor Jane Swift and positioning Massachusetts to install the highest
|Tobacco money to be used for county health care
|Ending speculation since the March election, county officials who strongly opposed Measure A say theyâ€™ll enforce the initiativeâ€™s mandate to spend the local share of tobacco settlement money on health care.
|Health panel funds teen smoking program with tobacco payments
|RALEIGH â€” A state health panel voted Wednesday to spend .6 million over three years in national tobacco settlement payments on programs to stop and prevent teen smoking.
|North Carolina boosts anti-tobacco campaign
|North Carolina took aim at teen smoking Wednesday, approving a three-year, anti-tobacco campaign that critics say isn't aggressive enough.
|Philip Morris Tobacco Antitrust Suit Dismissed By Federal Judge
|Winston-Salem, North Carolina, May 1 (Bloomberg) -- Philip Morris Cos. won a dismissal of antitrust lawsuits brought by competitors who claimed the world's largest cigarette maker kept other brands from being displayed prominently in stores.
|House committee OKs doubling of tobacco tax
|PHOENIX - A proposed referendum to more than double Arizona's tobacco tax sailed through a House committee, apparently headed to the ballot to compete with an initiative proposed by health groups.
|State Plan Would Give New York City Highest U.S. Cigarette Tax
|Albany, New York, May 2 (Bloomberg) -- Governor George Pataki and legislative leaders agreed to let New York City raise its cigarette tax to .50 a pack -- matching the state's highest-in- the-U.S. tax -- which would send prices in the city to near , l
|Scientists: Genes Found That May Slow Lung Cancer
|WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists said on Wednesday they had discovered three genes involved in lung cancer and when they replaced the genes in mice the cancer stopped spreading and in some cases was cured.
|No-smoking drug 'better for quitters'
|Women are more likely to give up cigarettes if they take smoking cessation drugs rather than depend on nicotine replacement therapy, research suggests.
|Co-op Board Bans Smoking in Apartments by New Owners
|A co-op board on the West Side of Manhattan has forbidden new buyers to smoke in their apartments, a restriction that real estate experts called the first of its kind in the nation.