|Owens Corning's Bln Suit Against Cigarette Makers Dismissed
|Fayette, Mississippi, May 24 (Bloomberg) -- Owens Corning's bid to force tobacco companies to pay as much as billion for asbestos claims against the insulation maker was thrown out by a Mississippi judge.
|Star Scientific Sues RJ Reynolds
|BETHESDA, Md. (Reuters) - Cigarette maker Star Scientific Inc. said it filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., charging that Reynolds infringed a Star Scientific patent covering a process to reduce a cancer-causing agent in
|World No-Tobacco Day May 31, 2000
|May 31 is World No-Tobacco Day (WNTD) 2000. This year's theme, "Entertainment and Tobacco Promotion---Countering the Deception," intends to raise awareness of the tobacco industry's global marketing practices and to mobilize action to counter the industry
|Tobacco wins round on appeal
|WASHINGTON Â· The tobacco industry scored a legal victory on Tuesday when a federal appeals court ruled against foreign governments and administrators of union health care funds seeking to recover costs for treating sick smokers.
|Proposal targets student smoking
|HUNTINGTON - Students caught smoking would face fines, community service, home confinement or even more homework under a proposed Huntington City Council ordinance.
|Jury weighs smoking lawsuit against Philip Morris
|LOS ANGELES, May 23 (Reuters) - A jury in Los Angeles was weighing a lawsuit on Wednesday against Philip Morris Co. by a 56-year-old man with cancer who claims he smoked for 40 years because he believed big tobacco firms when they said cigarettes were not
|Lawsuit Targets Tobacco Industry
|WASHINGTON (AP) - A lawsuit led by attorney Johnnie Cochran targets the tobacco industry anew, accusing companies of violating federal racketeering laws to hook children on cigarettes.
|Fewer Californians dying of smoking-related diseases
|SAN FRANCISCO -- May 23, 2001 -- The results of a new study show that fewer Californians than had been expected are dying from lung cancer and other lung diseases as a result of the state's strong measures taken to curb smoking.
|Simple test for lung cancer unveiled
|Hamilton researchers have developed a simple and inexpensive lung cancer test in the fight against a disease that killed 17,000 Canadians last year.
|Managers of tobacco suit money aided GOP
|HOUSTON â€“ Within weeks of getting Comptroller Carole Keeton Rylander's OK to manage the state's .4 billion tobacco lawsuit settlement money, principals in four money management companies donated ,000 to a Republican political fund, the Houston Chro
|Two companies won't pay up for smokers' lawsuit
|Two tobacco companies say they won't join three others in setting aside money for a group of sick smokers in Florida who won a lawsuit last year.