|Florida Court: Tobacco Case Belongs in State Court
|MIAMI (Reuters) - A federal judge in Miami has ruled that a state-wide class action case by sick Florida smokers against tobacco companies in which a jury awarded a record 5 billion in punitive damages belongs in state court, attorneys said on Sunday.
|Philip Morris opposes tobacco class action
|NEW YORK, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Philip Morris Cos. Inc. said on Sunday it will continue to vigorously oppose all efforts to certify a national class action smoking and health lawsuit, regardless of other tobacco companies' positions.
|Are Teenagers Hanging Up on Cigarettes?
|LONDON (Reuters) - The youthful addiction to mobile telephones that dismays so many parents and teachers could be providing a big benefit -- ``mobiles'' could be turning teenagers away from tobacco, British experts said on Friday.
|Nevada Has Nation's Highest Smoking Rate - CDC
|ATLANTA (Reuters) - Nevada has long enjoyed a reputation as a mecca for gamblers, but the western state appears to have become a haven for another embattled breed: smokers.
|New Anti-Smoking Ads Praised for Striking Hard at Big Tobacco
|SACRAMENTO--Answering critics who accuse the state of running a lackluster anti-tobacco campaign, the Davis administration on Thursday unveiled seven new TV ads attacking cigarette makers for promoting a product that causes cancer and other deadly disease
|U.S. judge sets tobacco lawsuit trial date in 2003
|WASHINGTON, Nov 2 (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Thursday set a tentative trial date of July 15, 2003 for the federal government's racketeering claims against the tobacco industry.
|US Smokers Increasingly Out in the Cold at Work
|NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - US government efforts to limit public smoking are paying dividends in the workplace, researchers report this week. The latest survey results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that the proportion of
|Smoking blamed for high infant mortality rate
|FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- Health officials will use a publicity campaign to educate pregnant women about the dangers of smoking, a factor blamed for pushing the local infant mortality rate above state and national averages.
|Praise for stop-smoking programme
|Anti-smoking group ASH is congratulating Health Minister Annette King for taking action to help smokers through the Quitline programme.
|County Eyes Private Investors To Secure Payments Of Tobacco Settlement
|Instead of "betting" the tobacco industry succeeds enough over 25 years to pay out all of San Diego County's 5 million share of the tobacco settlement, the Board of Supervisors unanimously decided Tuesday to take half that up front by securitizing the
|Supreme Court hears arguments regarding tobacco settlement money
|ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday fielded arguments over a dispute between the state and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota over how to spend money from Minnesota' s tobacco settlement.