|Court delays Manville trust suit against tobacco industry
|NEW YORK, May 31 (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday agreed to delay the trial of the Manville Personal Injury Settlement Trust's suit against the tobacco industry seeking reimbursement for claims paid to asbestos victims who smoked.
|Arizona Tobacco Use Drops By 21 Percent
|PHOENIX - Tobacco use among Arizona adults decreased by 21 percent from 1996 to 1999, with even sharper declines among young adults and Hispanics, according to a new report released today by the Arizona Department of Health Services.
|Study shows yet another reason why quitters are winners
|CHICAGO - Smoking may be responsible for more than half of the cases of periodontal disease among adults in this country, according to a new study published in the Journal of Periodontology. The study found that current smokers are about four times more l
|Smoking May Impair U.S. Air Force Readiness
|NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Cigarette smoking costs the United States Air Force (USAF) more than 7 million a year in medical expenditures and lost productivity, federal researchers report.
|Study Links Smoking, Gum Disease
|CHICAGO - More than half of the cases of severe gum disease in U.S. adults may be linked to cigarette smoking, according to government researchers who suggest that a main cause of tooth loss could be prevented.
|Expert: Ads Recruit Young Smokers
|MIAMI (AP) - Youth anti-smoking ads produced by tobacco companies are actually recruitment pitches for new customers, a public health expert testified Tuesday in a landmark smoking case.
|Anti-smoking Group Hires FDA Hands
|The American Legacy Foundation has hired Mitch Zeller, who directed the Food and Drug Administration's now defunct tobacco program, to replace Chuck Wolfe as head of the anti-smoking group s marketing campaign, sources said.
|Smokers have greatly elevated risk for severe gum disease, study finds
|ATLANTA (CNN) -- People who smoke cigarettes are about four times more likely than nonsmokers to have advanced gum disease, according to a study reported in the May issue of the Journal of Periodontology.
|Tobacco companies looking to filter deadly image as jury debates punitive damages
|Wresting sympathy from the jury in a Miami-Dade Circuit courtroom is a given for lawyer Stanley Rosenblatt, since he is representing about a half-million people ravaged by smoking-related illness, or the survivors of those who have already died of such di
|Vaccine maker targets smokers
|ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Let's face it. It isn't easy to quit smoking.
|Brazil Wants Heavy Cigarette Tax
|RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) - In a new offensive against the tobacco industry, Brazil's government announced it will propose a heavy surtax on cigarette sales and a ban on all advertising and sponsorship of cultural and sports events by the tobacco indust