|Philip Morris To Use New Paper
|NEW YORK (AP) - Philip Morris is wrapping all Merit brand cigarettes sold in the United States in a patented paper that it says may reduce the risk that a dropped or carelessly discarded cigarette will ignite some household fabrics.
|Mother's Smoking Linked to Muscle Problems in Infants
|NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Cocaine use during pregnancy can cause serious complications in infants. And researchers note that many women who use cocaine also smoke cigarettes. Now, US researchers report that cigarette smoking and not cocaine use during p
|Major Events in Smoking Lawsuit
|Major events in the first smokers' class-action lawsuit to come to trial:
|Tobacco Companies Market Share List
|Market share, estimated market value, net worth for domestic tobacco companies:
|Closing Arguments in Smoking Trial
|MIAMI (AP) - The tobacco industry intentionally ruined millions of lives but keeps stonewalling to delay any financial consequences, a smokers' attorney said Monday in a final request for punitive damages.
|Lawyer Demands Big Tobacco Pay Smokers Up to 6 Bln
|MIAMI (Reuters) - A lawyer for a half million sick smokers asked jurors on Monday to sting Big Tobacco with the highest punitive damages award in U.S. history, saying global conglomerate Philip Morris and others should pay between 3 billion and 6 bi
|Jury may sting Big Tobacco with massive punishment
|MIAMI, July 9 (Reuters) - After more than two years at trial, a Miami jury, which has judged Big Tobacco liable for the sicknesses of hundreds of thousands of smokers, this week takes up what could potentially be multibillion-dollar damage awards.
|Settlement helps fund state anti-tobacco program
|OLYMPIA -- The state on Thursday launched a million anti-tobacco program -- less ambitious than was initially planned but still enough to help Washington residents kick the smoking habit and keep young people from getting started, the Department of So
|Democratic Convention Shuns Tobacco
|LOS ANGELES (AP) - The host committee for the Democratic National Convention is not accepting tobacco industry funds for the million meeting, an official said Wednesday.
|Plaintiff in .7 mln Calif. tobacco case dies
|SAN FRANCISCO, July 5 (Reuters) - Cancer has claimed the life of a California woman who scored a key legal victory when she won a .7 million verdict against tobacco companies even though she started smoking after they began putting health warnings on c
|Tobacco attorneys attack in bid for mistrial ruling
|Philip Morris attorney Brad Lerman accused the plaintiffs' lawyer, Stanley Rosenblatt, of proposing that jurors can make the industry pay far more than its actual worth in punitive damages -- up to 0 billion.