|Colorado to receive .6 billion in tobacco settlement
|U-WIRE) FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- The money is rolling in. The tobacco companies that negotiated a settlement of 6 billion with 46 states in 1999 have made their first payment to Colorado.
|2 Cigarette Makers Are Said to Discuss Settling All Smokers' Suits
|Two of the nation's major cigarette companies have been engaged in preliminary talks with plaintiffs' lawyers as part of a bid to reach a nationwide settlement of all smokers' claims against the tobacco industry, lawyers involved with the talks said yeste
|Teen tobacco use linked to other risky behaviors
|High school students who use tobacco are more likely to engage in risky behaviors - such as drug use and unprotected sex - than students who avoid tobacco, according to a new study by a research team that included Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
|Combined Tobacco Suits Sought
|NEW YORK (AP) - Lawyers for plaintiffs in 10 lawsuits against Big Tobacco have asked a federal judge to consolidate all punitive damage cases into a nationwide class-action suit.
|Medicare: Smokers Not Told To Quit
|ATLANTA -- Nearly 30 percent of Medicare recipients who see managed-care physicians and smoke are not being urged to quit, the government said Thursday.
|More flight attendants meet deadline to sue over secondhand smoke
|MIAMI -- Hundreds more nonsmoking flight attendants who blame secondhand smoke in airliners for their respiratory and other illnesses met a deadline Thursday for filing personal injury lawsuits.
|Smoke-free policies may help, not hinder business
|NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Predictions that passing smoke-free restaurant legislation would represent the economic kiss of death for the restaurant industry have proved unfounded, according to a recent study conducted at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute
|Stateâ€™s high court to hear tobacco appeal
|JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri State Supreme Court will hear arguments Thursday in a case that has blocked Missouri from getting its estimated .7 billion share of the national tobacco settlement.
|Tobacco stance could help, hurt candidates
|LOUISVILLE - In presidential politics in Kentucky, how to play the tobacco card has become central as the race tightens.
|CDC Embarks on Youth Initiative
|NEW YORK -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has approached agencies about a new assignment that targets preteens. The goal is to prevent high-risk behavior, including smoking and drugs, the CDC confirmed. Billings are estimated at more than
|Tobacco Companies Win Dismissal of Two Union Funds Lawsuits
|New York, Sept. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Philip Morris Cos., R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings Inc. and other U.S. tobacco companies won dismissal of a lawsuit by a union trust fund that sought to recover money spent treating smoking-related illnesses, Philip Morris