|R.J. Reynolds To Create Spinoff
|WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. announced Thursday that it has spun off a drug development subsidiary, Targacept Inc., after securing .4 million in financing from venture capital firms.
|Fight Over a 'Safer Cigarette'
|TUESDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthSCOUT) -- A product that the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. says may be a safer cigarette is not a cigarette and has not been proven to be safer, says the National Center for Tobacco-Free Kids.
|State wasting tobacco settlement money, surgeon general says
|The U.S. surgeon general says South Carolina's plans to spend much of its tobacco settlement on public-works projects, economic development and payments to tobacco growers squanders an opportunity to make a difference in the future health of its citizens.
|Legislators to hear tobacco money options
|LOCKPORT - Pitchmen from Wall Street investment firms are expected to address the County Legislature on Tuesday about their proposals to underwrite the county's planned sale of its share of the national tobacco settlement.
|Time Running Out for Flight Attendants to Sue Tobacco Companies
|Miami, Aug. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Tens of thousands of flight attendants who say they were stricken with cancer and other diseases from inhaling second-hand smoke on the job are running out of time to collect any damages from tobacco companies.
|Texas faces shortfall in tobacco payments
|AUSTIN -- Faced with a shortfall of up to million in money already spent from the state's tobacco settlement, lawmakers must decide whether to cut programs or shuffle revenue from other sources to make up the difference.
|Only Nonsmoking Hires in Egypt
|CAIRO, Egypt (AP)- Wanted: Nonsmokers only.
|Women smokers pay the price of defiance
|THE number of women suffering from a fatal lung disease triggered by cigarette smoking has nearly doubled in the past ten years.
|Ads target secondhand dangers
|Anti-smoking groups are embarking on a new, statewide education campaign this week and focusing on the dangers of secondhand smoke.
|Groups Want FDA To Approve Eclipse
|WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Twenty-two public-health organizations have asked the Food and Drug Administration to regulate Eclipse, a new reduced-smoke cigarette that R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. claims is safer than other cigarettes.
|Double Whammy for Gum Disease
|THURSDAY, Aug. 17 (HealthSCOUT) -- If you want to keep your gums happy and healthy, stock up on vitamin C and put that cigarette out.