|Tobacco Producers Are Willing to Talk With Justice Dept.
|Some of the nation's big tobacco companies said yesterday that they were willing to sit down with the Justice Department to discuss the possibility of ending the government's multibillion-dollar lawsuit against them.
|Young Smoker Tackles China's Tobacco Firms
|BEIJING (Reuters) - A 17-year old smoker is suing 25 Chinese tobacco firms for not carrying health warnings on their Web sites in what is billed as China's first tobacco lawsuit by a minor, the teenager's lawyers said on Friday.
|Russia Passes Anti-Tobacco Bill
|LONDON (Reuters Health) - A bill that puts strict controls on tobacco sales and enforces health warnings on packets of cigarettes was passed at its third and final reading Thursday by the Russian Duma or Lower House of Parliament.
|Davis's Bill On Tobacco Is Criticized
|Rep. Thomas M. Davis III (R-Va.) is drawing criticism from both cigarette makers and public health advocates over a bill he has introduced to regulate the tobacco industry.
|Impact of smoking on life expectancy and disability
|Smokers spend a larger proportion of their lives coping with functional disabilities than do non-smokers, and they are far more likely to die prematurely, according to a study on the relationship between smoking and disability-free life expectancy.
|State officials near accord on tobacco money
|HARRISBURG -- Following months of stalled negotiations, state officials are set to approve a plan today that spends most of Pennsylvania's billion settlement with the nation's largest tobacco companies on the uninsured and seniors.
|In Shift, U.S. Opens Effort to Settle Tobacco Lawsuit
|WASHINGTON, June 19 - The Bush administration took the first step today toward seeking settlement of the multibillion-dollar civil lawsuit against the tobacco industry. Attorney General John Ashcroft notified lawmakers that he had named a team of lawyers
|Tobacco Funds Spending Disputed
|A mental health official urged the Ventura County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday to clear up confusion about the role a voluntary committee will play in deciding how to distribute million in tobacco settlement funds.
|Florida Anti-Tobacco Teens Decry World Marketing
|ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. tobacco companies are targeting teens around the world using marketing practices they have been forced to abandon in the United States, according to a study by an anti-tobacco group of Florida teens released on Wednesday.
|Bush Wants to Settle Tobacco Case
|WASHINGTON (AP) - The Bush administration is seeking to settle a protracted civil suit seeking billions of dollars in damages against the tobacco industry, government officials said Tuesday.
|Ten dead used anti-smoke drug
|TEN Australians, two of whom committed suicide, have died after taking the anti-smoking drug Zyban, the government drug regulator has revealed.