|Dying Ex-Smoker Awarded Million
|SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Leslie Whiteley is a 40-year-old smoker with lung cancer who has been told by her doctors that she will probably die this year. She has also won a stinging verdict against Big Tobacco.
|Damages Phase in Fla. Tobacco Trial
|MIAMI (AP) - A jury that has already decided the tobacco industry conspired to make a killer product now turns to two key questions that could cripple cigarette makers.
|Monroe County, N.Y., may sell tobacco bonds in May
|NEW YORK, March 28 (Reuters) - Monroe County, N.Y., plans to join the short list of localities that have sold bonds backed by their share of the national tobacco settlement, as it hopes to offer about 0 million of tobacco-backed bonds as soon as May.
|Defining a New Era in Cancer Research to be Focus of 91st Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research
|SAN FRANCISCO, March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- At this year's 91st annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), more than 10,000 scientists from around the world will gather to exchange information on the most up-to-date scientific deve
|Coalition of Prominent Michigan Hospitals Behavior Risk Study: Tobacco & Its Consequences - Its Prevalence and Impact on Health and Work
|LANSING, Mich., March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The following are the results of a behavior risk study from EPIC-MRA on behalf of a coalition of prominent hospitals:
|U.N. Invites Tobacco Firms to Smoking Debate
|GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization stepped up the pace in its campaign to have tobacco products regulated Monday by inviting the world's cigarette makers to its first public debate on the risks of smoking.
|Closing Arguments in Tobacco Trial
|MIAMI (AP) - The tobacco industry has taken the mind-boggling position that three ailing smokers' collective 100 years of puffing was irrelevant to their cancer cases, their attorney argued today on their request for damages.
|Calif. award seen giving pause to tobacco strategists
|NEW YORK, March 27 (Reuters) - Tobacco companies may have to rethink their defense strategy in future cases after a landmark trial in which a California jury awarded million in punitive damages to a plaintiff who started smoking after warning labels w
|Attorney Generals Mull Tobacco Cases
|State attorneys general have hired lawyers in case major cigarette makers file for bankruptcy in the wake of multibillion dollar settlements with states.
|Clinton urges Congress to pass tobacco legislation
|BOMBAY, March 25 (Reuters) - U.S. President Bill Clinton urged Congress on Saturday to pass legislation giving the Food and Drug Administration the authority to regulate tobacco after the Supreme Court struck down the FDA's existing rules.
|Initiative Effort Underway in Ventura County To Safeguard Tobacco Settlement Money
|VENTURA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 23, 2000-- An initiative effort was launched Thursday in Ventura County to ensure that millions of dollars received by the county through the National Tobacco Settlement are steered into health care programs.