|New Justice Team Leader for Tobacco Case
|WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The attorney directing the federal government's massive lawsuit against the tobacco industry will be replaced by his deputy, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday.
|Brown & Williamson Serenades Callers
|NEW YORK (AP) - Callers to a consumer hot line for Lucky Strike Filters find themselves serenaded by a folksy chorus urging teens not to smoke. Then they're invited to press a button for directions to the nearest tobacco shop.
|Smoking increases risk of deadly brain aneurysms: study
|OTTAWA - Yet another reason to stop smoking: A recent study has found that smoking cigarettes could increase the chances of developing large, deadly brain aneurysms.
|State Legislatures Focus on Children, Health Care With Tobacco Settlement Monies
|WASHINGTON, March 10 /U.S. Newswire/ -- More than 400 bills
aimed at managing and allocating state tobacco settlement funds
have been filed in state legislatures across the country.
According to a recently released National Conference of State
|States' Plans for Tobacco Funds
|WASHINGTON (AP) - Most states plan to spend their share of the 6 billion in tobacco settlement money on health care initiatives, from expanding insurance programs for low-income families to subsidizing prescription drug costs.
|Proposition 28 Defeated In a Landslide
|LOS ANGELES, March 7 /PRNewswire/ -- California voters overwhelmingly defeated Proposition 28, which would have repealed Prop 10 -- the 50-cent tobacco tax passed in 1998.
|American Cancer Society: Big Tobacco Loses Again!
|SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 7 /PRNewswire/ -- With today's resounding defeat of Proposition 28 the voters of California have once again handed Big Tobacco a Big Loss. Sustaining the 50-cent tax per pack of cigarettes will decrease youth smoking, maintain th
|Ga. Farmers Ponder Weighty Issues
|ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - Georgia farmers, already plagued by drought and low prices, have to plow through more problems before they begin spring planting this month.
|Company Smoking Ban Discriminatory?
|VANCOUVER (Reuters) - A Canadian company's ban on workplace smoking discriminated against workers unable to give up cigarettes because their heavy nicotine addiction, according to an arbitrator's report released on Monday.
|Philip Morris says labor union cases dimissed in NY
|NEW YORK, March 7 (Reuters) - Philip Morris Cos. Inc. said on Tuesday that a New York Supreme Court justice has dismissed 10 labor union health care reimbursement cases, saying the funds had no legal basis to bring the claims.
|R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company says Dismissal of 14 Health-fund Lawsuits Confirms the Lack of Merit of Third-party Suits
|WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., March 7/PRNewswire/ -- R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company today said that a New York trial court judge's dismissal of 14 lawsuits brought against the tobacco industry by union trust funds confirms that third- party-payer cases of this type