|Judge: Orange County must use tobacco money for health care, not jails
|SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- A Superior Court commissioner reaffirmed her preliminary ruling mandating Orange County to spend most of its tobacco settlement funds on health care, not to build jails or to ease bankruptcy debt.
|Shakeout Can't Put Out Web Tobacco Sales
|Despite the shakeout that has led to the closure of Web sites selling such items as furniture, garden supplies and pet food, there is one e-tail sector that is on fire: Web-based tobacco sales.
|Suit: State Seizing Smokers' Assets
|BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts is unfairly taking the property of dead smokers to pay for medical care even though the state has been reimbursed as part of a multibillion-dollar tobacco settlement, a lawsuit contends.
|Is `Cold Turkey` The Only Safe Way to Quit Smoking?
|Feb. 22 (CBSHealthWatch)--There is little evidence that products like nicotine patches and gums, which help reduce a smoker's reliance on traditional tobacco products like cigarettes, actually reduce the risk of smoking-related disease, according to a new
|Principles for the Regulation of Tobacco Products
|1. Manufacturers of tobacco products, whether conventional or modified, should be required to obtain quantitative analytical data on the ingredients of each of their products and to disclose such information to the regulatory agency.
|Belgium, Finland Join Tobacco Suit
|BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) - Belgium and Finland on Wednesday became the latest European Union nations to join a civil action launched by the EU's head office alleging U.S. tobacco giants Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds are involved in cigarette smuggling.
|Judge Warns Tobacco Companies
|GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - A federal judge has told tobacco farmers to notify him if cigarette companies threaten sales contracts because of a lawsuit alleging a price-fixing conspiracy.
|House seeks to fund priorities left out of tobacco settlement
|State Department of Health Director Fay Boozman said Tuesday that Gov. Mike Huckabee is willing to use some of the tobacco settlement dollars for Meals on Wheels, a top priority for House leaders.
|Plan to cash in on tobacco proceeds criticized
|Gov. Scott McCallum's proposal to cash in 30 years worth of future payments from a tobacco settlement in exchange for a one-time .3 billion payoff drew immediate criticism from Democrats on Tuesday.
|Fewer moms-to-be smoking, study finds
|SEATTLE -- Fewer women in Washington are smoking during pregnancy, and more are receiving adequate prenatal care, according to study released Monday.
|Ky. youth most likely to smoke
|CARROLL COUNTY, Ky. Lester Duncan smoked for four decades about as long as he grew tobacco and now the 73-year-old has the emphysema to prove it.