|Tobacco Chief Denies Targeting Kids
|MIAMI (AP) - In a deposition given one week before two studies found an increase in cigarette advertising in magazines popular among teen-agers, the CEO of Philip Morris Inc. rejected accusations that his company's ads target children.
|Judge bars "average Joe" witnesses for cigarette firms
|MIAMI, May 19 (Reuters) - The judge in Florida's sick smokers case on Friday snuffed out cigarette makers' plans to sway jurors with evidence on the harm massive punitive damages could do convenience-shop owners and factory-floor workers.
|Rinse And Spit - Mouthwash Helps Smokers Quit
|NEW YORK (Reuters Health) -- A mouthwash that makes cigarettes taste awful and cleans the gums, all at the same time? No, it's not a ``Saturday Night Live'' sketch--it's a potential new method to help smokers kick the habit, according to researchers at th
|Laughing Gas May Help Smokers Quit
|CHICAGO (AP) - Can laughing gas help smokers kick the habit? Scientists have a whiff of evidence that it might.
|Md. Court Rejects Smokers' Lawsuit
|ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- In a major victory for cigarette makers, the state's highest court ruled Tuesday that Maryland smokers seeking damages from the nation's tobacco companies cannot join together in a class-action lawsuit.
|'Smoking gun' of cigarette smoke discovered
|NEW YORK, May 16 (Reuters Health) - It's no news that cigarette smoke is bad for the lungs, but researchers may be a step closer to understanding exactly how smoking increases the risk of lung cancer. In a new study, one type of chemical in cigarette smok
|Tobacco money not prioritized for kids
|TOPEKA -- The group appointed to oversee the way Kansas spends its .6 billion settlement from tobacco companies is in danger of becoming irrelevant, critics say.
|Judge Rules on Tobacco Case Proof
|MIAMI (AP) - Cigarette makers cannot tell a jury considering punitive damages for sick Florida smokers that the 0 billion they agreed to pay to states was sufficient punishment, a judge ruled Wednesday.
|States investigate tobacco over magazine ads
|NEW YORK, May 17 (Reuters) - Big tobacco is again drawing the wrath of state attorneys general who are investigating allegations that the industry is violating their historic 1998 settlement by seducing teens with magazine ads.
|No Evidence of a 'Safer' Cigarette
|NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Marketing aside, there is no evidence that the new R.J. Reynolds cigarette, Eclipse, is safer than other brands, critics say.
|Senators McCain and Frist draft FDA tobacco bill
|WASHINGTON, May 16 (Reuters) - Two U.S. Senate Republicans who sought a comprehensive tobacco control bill in 1998 unveiled a narrower legislative approach on Tuesday, but public health groups immediately denounced it as disappointing and inadequate.