|GOP mulls tobacco cash for tax cuts
|SPRINGFIELD--Legislative leaders Thursday began to hungrily eye the state's .1 billion tobacco settlement as an untapped pot to pay for election year tax cuts.
|Tobacco To Pay .9M to 2 Smokers
|MIAMI (AP) - A jury on Friday ordered the tobacco industry to pay two smokers .9 million, opening the door to a possible multibillion-dollar punitive verdict that cigarette makers fear could send them into bankruptcy.
|Jury Weighs Damages in Smoker Case
|MIAMI (AP) - A federal judge decided to lift a gag order in a landmark tobacco industry trial hours after a state jury began deliberating whether to award damages to three smokers with cancer.
|U.S. judge rules Northwest smoking suit may proceed
|SEATTLE, April 6 (Reuters) - A federal appeals court, reversing a lower court decision, ruled on Thursday that nonsmoking flight attendants could sue Northwest Airlines Corp. for allowing smoking on trans-Pacific flights.
|Cancer researchers hit tobacco industry campaign
|LONDON, April 7 (Reuters) - U.S. researchers accused the tobacco industry of Friday of going to ``unprecedented'' lengths to discredit the largest European study on passive smoking.
|Researchers Claim Tobacco Attack
|LONDON (AP) - A World Health Organization study investigating the effects of secondhand smoke was subjected to a campaign by the tobacco industry, which tried to ``subvert the process of science,'' researchers claim.
|Florida Jurors to Take Up Smoking Damages
|MIAMI (Reuters) - Asking jurors to send a message to the world, a lawyer pressing Florida's landmark sick-smokers case wrapped up arguments on Tuesday and set the stage for a jury to begin weighing compensatory damages in a trial that could ultimately cos
|Smoking during pregnancy linked to cleft lip
|NEW YORK, Apr 04 (Reuters Health) -- Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of having a baby with cleft lip or palate, report US researchers.
|Tobacco money agreement reached
|Gov. Tom Vilsack and Republican leaders agreed Tuesday on a million plan to spend Iowa's first installment of the national tobacco settlement, ending months of quibbling in a compromise that could pave the way for other budget negotiations.
|Smoking may increase colorectal cancer risk
|SAN FRANCISCO, Apr 05 (Reuters Health) -- If the threat of lung cancer isn't enough to make you kick the habit, results of a new study suggest that smokers are at higher risk of developing intestinal polyps, which may increase colorectal cancer risk.
|Study finds closer tie for smoking, colon cancer
|SAN FRANCISCO, April 4 (Reuters) - Smoking cigarettes appears more closely tied to colon cancer than previously known, U.S. government researchers said Tuesday as they announced new findings about the causes of colorectal and stomach cancer.