|Ads Counter Safer-Cigarette Claims
|Low-tar cigarettes marketed as "light" and "ultra-light" may give the impression they're less dangerous, but ad campaigns that dispute such claims can get smokers to change their minds.
|States Mull Tobacco Money Spending
|TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Picture a barroom brawl among angels.
|No Smoke, Dementia Prevention Link
|LONDON - Contrary to the belief that smoking may help ward off dementia and Alzheimer's disease, the most rigorous study ever to investigate the link has concluded that cigarettes provide no protection against mental decline.
|Ga. Constitution could bar paying tobacco bailouts
|Just one thing may keep Gov. Roy Barnes from giving tobacco farmers a share of the state's .8 billion tobacco settlement: the Georgia Constitution.
|How the Eclipse Is Designed
|RJR Reynolds Tobacco is test-marketing a reduced-smoke cigarette that it claims is safer for smokers than other cigarettes.
|RJR To Test Reduced-Smoke Cigarette
|Critics aren't buying the latest pitch from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco that for the first time claims a reduced-smoke cigarette is safer than other cigarettes.
|Simple lung test in doctor's office could save lives
|NEW YORK, Apr 20 (Reuters Health) -- A simple test of lung function in the doctor's office can detect serious lung disease early in smokers, saving lives and healthcare costs, US researchers report.
|Ex-smokers still show lung damage
|NEW YORK, Apr 20 (Reuters Health) -- Even after they kick the habit, ex-smokers still show changes in lung density similar to those found in current smokers, Japanese researchers report.
|Suit may hurt tobacco payments to Texas
|AUSTIN -- A pending lawsuit against the tobacco industry in Florida could force cigarette companies into bankruptcy and hold up the payment of hundreds of millions of dollars in tobacco settlement funds to Texas, state senators were warned Thursday.
|Judge Reportedly Urges End to All Tobacco Suits
|NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge has ordered tobacco companies and lawyers for plaintiffs to work on a framework for a global settlement that would effectively end all suits against the tobacco industry in the United States, the Wall Street journal re
|R.J. Reynolds markets Eclipse as safer cigarette
|WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., April 19 (Reuters) - R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., under fire to produce a safer cigarette, claimed on Wednesday its Eclipse cigarette reduced smokers' risks of cancer, chronic bronchitis and possibly emphysema.