|Tobacco Co. Would OK Some Oversight
|SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - An executive with the nation's largest tobacco company said the firm will accept some federal regulation of cigarettes but stopped short of agreeing to regulation of nicotine as a drug.
|Compromise would divide tobacco funds among counties
|FRANKFORT- Despite opposition from the Kentucky Farm Bureau, the House budget committee last night approved a compromise bill that would divide much of the tobacco-settlement money among counties rather than concentrating it in statewide efforts to help f
|Anti-smoking effort shares tobacco fund
|SALT LAKE CITY -- The first thing Cathy Walser thought was, "Oh, no!" the year 2000 Legislature only approved giving smoking prevention programs million.
|Backlash against smoking law huge
|VANCOUVER - A prison went on riot alert, a bar issued its employees gas masks, and now the layoffs have started.
|Fla. Survey Shows Teen Smoking Drop
|TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Smoking in the boys' room may soon be an old school memory.
|Brooke's Liggett Group Sues RJ Reynolds On Antitrust Grounds
|MIAMI, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 2, 2000--Brooke Group Ltd. today announced that its Liggett Group tobacco subsidiary has filed a complaint in federal court against RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company (``RJR'') claiming violations of federal antitrust laws, sp
|Tobacco Companies Sued by Ontario
|NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Government of Ontario has sued an international group of major tobacco companies alleging it hid the dangers of smoking in a wide-spread racketeering scheme that ``spread its shadow'' over North America and Europe.
|N.Y. Jumps to No. 1 Cigarette Tax
|ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state's cigarette tax jumped by 55 cents a pack today to a highest-in-the-nation .11.
|INFACT Condemns Attempt by Philip Morris to Set Terms of Federal Tobacco Regulation
|BOSTON, March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The national corporate watchdog organization INFACT today denounced Philip Morris's announcement that it is willing to discuss government regulation, as yet another in a long history of attempts to fend off independent over
|State Appeals Court rules for Blue Cross' tobacco settlement plan
|Although Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota won a 9 million settlement from the tobacco industry nearly two years ago, it has been legally barred from spending the money.
|On teen smoking, ads work both ways
|The state's million antismoking campaign, which relies on stark but slick TV commercials, is effective with teenagers, but new research shows that cigarette company ads are equally powerful in winning over new smokers.