|Cigarettes caused illnesses, Newport maker's CEO says
|MIAMI, June 28 (Reuters) - The head of a tobacco company founded before the American Revolution told a Miami courtroom on Wednesday that cigarettes caused the lung cancer, emphysema and other illnesses of some Florida smokers suing Big Tobacco.
|Drug therapies for fighting smoking
|According to health care experts who had a hand in developing the federal government's new anti-smoking guidelines, the policy to be released today will provide specific instructions on how to use several common drug therapies in combination. Drug therapi
|Judge dismisses private effort to get part of state's tobacco settlement
|MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) A federal judge has dismissed a class-action lawsuit by a Burlington smoker who wanted some of the money the state of Vermont is receiving from the tobacco industry.
|New York Jury Rejects Ex-Smoker's Cancer Claim
|NEW YORK (Reuters) - A jury in the New York State Supreme Court for Kings County in Brooklyn on Tuesday rejected claims by a former smoker and his wife that he got lung cancer and emphysema from smoking, lawyers said.
|Brazil Co. made To Pay Cancer Bills
|SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) - Brazil's largest cigarette manufacturer must pay the medical bills of a terminally ill cancer patient who said he contracted the disease by smoking the company's cigarettes for 27 years, a judge said Tuesday.
|US Urges Smokers to Kick the Habit with Medication
|WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. surgeon general on Tuesday urged doctors and insurance companies to prescribe and pay for medication that can help millions of Americans stop smoking.
|Report: Smokers Need More Help
|WASHINGTON - A majority of Americans who smoke want to quit but get little help from their doctors, who often don't even ask whether they smoke or offer treatments, according to a report released Tuesday.
|Philip Morris To Acquire Nabisco
|NEW YORK (AP) - A little over a year after getting out of the cigarette business, the nation's No. 1 cookie and cracker maker is back with Big Tobacco.
|Govt Puts Warning Labels On Cigars
|WASHINGTON (AP) - The government ordered tough new health warnings on cigar packages Monday, requiring manufacturers to prominently display messages warning of health risks and the effects of second-hand smoke - a first for a tobacco product.
|Clinton Pressures House on Tobacco
|WASHINGTON (AP) - President Clinton pressured the House on Thursday to give the Justice Department enough money to pursue its huge lawsuit against the tobacco industry. ``Let the American people have their day in court,'' the president said.
|Philip Morris Claims New Attitude
|MIAMI (AP) - A Philip Morris Inc. executive testified Friday that a new sense of responsibility has developed at the cigarette maker, which is trying to avoid paying punitive damages to 300,000 to 700,000 sick Florida smokers.