|Bill sets tobacco contract inquiry
|FRANKFORT - A watered-down version of a bill that would have regulated contracting between farmers and cigarette manufacturers won approval from a House-Senate conference committee yesterday. The compromise legislation now calls for a yearlong study of co
|Schools Teach How Not to Smoke
|SAN JOSE, Calif. - It's Kick the Habit 101.
|Wording of Measure on Tobacco Funds OKd
|Ventura County attorneys on Friday approved the title and wording of a proposed ballot initiative that would divert the county's 0-million tobacco settlement revenue to private health care providers, clearing the way for Community Memorial Hospital to
|Senate votes again to keep lawyers from getting part of tobacco money
|For the second time this legislative session, the Illinois Senate approved a bill Friday to prevent lawyers from taking a portion of the state's tobacco settlement funds.
|Spending set from tobacco suit
|Skin cancer screenings for Eastern Shore watermen. Russian-language newspaper ads urging emigres to give up their cigarettes. And Internet wiring of public schools around the state.
|Tobacco investors survive courtroom heat
|WASHINGTON (CBS.MW) -- Tobacco companies were handed yet another loss in a Florida courtroom Friday, but stocks barely budged.
|S&P comments on possible risks from tobacco suits
|NEW YORK, April 10 - The recent Florida jury verdict in the Engle class-action trial, which ordered tobacco defendants to pay .9 million in compensatory damages to two plaintiffs chosen to represent the class, represents another legal setback for the to
|Study: Smokers Face Heart Risk
|CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Smokers who carry a gene already linked to smoking-related illnesses face about twice the risk of heart disease than smokers who don't carry it, researchers suggest.
|American Lung Association of Minnesota Commends Moose Lake on State's First Smoke Free Restaurant Ordinance
|ST. PAUL, Minn., April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- It was a tough issue for the City of Moose Lake, but the Council voted 3 to 1 on April 5th to become the first city in Minnesota to ban smoking in public restaurants. In the end the main issue was the negative effe
|0 Billion Punitive Damages Award Figure Is a Tobacco Industry Ruse Designed To Scare States Into Enacting Special Legal Protections, Says TPLP
|BOSTON, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tobacco Products Liability Project has issued the following statement:
For several weeks, a furor has been building in Florida and beyond over the possibility of a Miami jury awarding lump sum punitive damages of
|Williams Proposes Bonds Backed by Tobacco Funds
|D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams is proposing to sell bonds backed by the District's share of the national tobacco settlement that would bring in about 5 million to help slash the city's debt costs and pay for health, education and family programs for mo