|Md. tobacco case ordered to lose class action status
|ANNAPOLIS, Md, May 16 (Reuters) - Philip Morris Cos. said Tuesday that the Maryland Court of Appeals has ordered a lower court judge to decertify a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of smokers against Philip Morris and other major tobacco companies.
|Tobacco Industry To Fight Verdict
|MIAMI (AP) - Anti-smoking activists are looking for a day of reckoning for an industry they say must be penalized. Big Tobacco says no more punishment is needed.
|New cancer report removes saccharin, adds smoke
|WASHINGTON, May 15 (Reuters) - The latest U.S. government report on what causes cancer, issued on Monday, removed saccharin from the list of suspected carcinogens, but added 14 substances, including second-hand tobacco smoke, as known causes.
|Tobacco Case Delayed by Judge
|MIAMI (AP) - A judge today delayed the punitive damage phase in a landmark smokers' lawsuit against the tobacco industry so he can resolve a 10-inch-high stack of motions.
|Cancer's decline continues 28,000 fewer deaths; reduced smoking cited
|This year, about 55,000 fewer people will get cancer and 28,000 fewer people will die of it than in 1999, the USA's leading cancer groups said Sunday.
|Plan for tobacco windfall upsets advocates for elderly
|For more than a year, advocates for the elderly have eagerly awaited lucrative new funding for their favorite programs. Now some are disappointed.
|Teens are quitting smoking, gaining self-esteem with a little help
|About 100 high-school students in the St. Louis area are finishing the school year knowing they can tackle great obstacles, make sacrifices and reach a goal that will lead to a healthier lifestyle. All of them made the commitment to quit smoking.
|Positive Sentiment Lifts Tobacco Stocks
|NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. tobacco stocks rose on Monday with confidence in the sector growing amid a more benign litigation outlook and speculation that Philip Morris Cos Inc., the maker of Marlboro cigarettes, was interested in buying Nabisco Holdings Co
|Two Canadian provinces set to sue tobacco industry
|VANCOUVER, May 15 (Reuters) - The province of British Columbia relaunched its effort to try to collect health costs from the tobacco industry on Monday, and said Newfoundland will become the second Canadian province to go after cigarette makers in court.
|Japan Smoking Targets Vague
|TOKYO (AP) - When health officials drew up Japan's latest 10-year national fitness plan, they decided numerical targets were just what the doctor ordered.
|Desert wanderer looks for smoking cure, not God
|SYDNEY - A man who camped alone in the Australian outback for six months after driving off in a fire truck said on Friday he hadn't been looking for enlightenment but was simply trying to give up smoking.