|Charges dropped in tobacco sting
|The federal Justice department has dropped the prosecution of a massive cigarette-smuggling case that required years of expensive police work, including undercover operatives and wiretaps.
|Hizbollah Supporters Arrested in North Carolina
|CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Reuters) - U.S. Federal agents arrested 17 alleged supporters of the Hizbollah guerrilla group in raids in North Carolina and Michigan on Friday, accusing them of trafficking in contraband cigarettes to raise funds for the anti-Israeli Is
|EU to Sue U.S. Tobacco Companies
|BRUSSELS, Belgium (Reuters) - The European Union's executive Commission said on Thursday it planned to sue a number of U.S. tobacco companies in U.S. courts for alleged cigarette smuggling into the EU.
|R.J. Reynolds Beats Expectations
|WINSTON-SALEM (AP) -- R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings Inc.'s second-quarter net income beat expectations, helped by higher selling prices that offset lower sales volume.
|Tobacco ads indoors, not fewer, study says
|Courtney McHughes said that when her classmates at Sheridan High School are in the mood for a smoke break, a convenience store that will sell them cigarettes is no further than the nearest school bus stop.
|Antitobacco millions fight both smoking and conflict
|Minnesota's 0 million private antismoking agency decided Wednesday to stay with a lawyer whose firm represents a tobacco company, then moved to keep its investments away from any taint of tobacco at an estimated long-term cost of million.
|Chewing tobacco maker UST posts lower earnings
|GREENWICH, Conn., July 20 (Reuters) - UST Inc., the top U.S. maker of chewing tobacco, on Thursday reported a 9 percent decline in second-quarter earnings, even worse than the company forecast just last month, due to weaker sales of its premium brands, hi
|Senate Panel Rejects Funds for Tobacco Lawsuit
|WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Senate panel on Tuesday narrowly defeated an effort by Democrats to provide money President Clinton wants to prepare a lawsuit against tobacco companies to recoup billions of dollars in smoking-related health care costs.
|Poll: Majority disapprove of tobacco fine
|Saying smokers are themselves to blame, most Americans disapprove of a Florida jury's recent decision to fine the tobacco industry a whopping 5 billion, according to a Gallup poll released Tuesday.
|Case unlikely to affect Colorado
|A 5 billion award handed down by a Florida jury against the tobacco industry isn't likely to have any short-term impact on Colorado's share of a nationwide agreement with cigarette makers, Attorney General Ken Salazar said Tuesday.
|McHenry County pursues tobacco suit
|The McHenry County Board Thursday night voted to continue on with a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the tobacco industry, despite some members' concerns about how it was filed last week without a vote or their knowledge.