|Tobacco stocks pressured again after ruling
|NEW YORK, Dec 28 (Reuters) - The already-battered shares of major U.S. tobacco companies faced renewed pressure on Tuesday, a day after the Florida Supreme Court unexpectedly declined to intervene in a landmark class-action lawsuit, leaving the cigarette
|Getting Tobacco to Fund Health Care for Have-Nots
|Gov. George E. Pataki and the leaders of the State Legislature basked in the spotlight after agreeing this month on an ambitious effort to double New York State's cigarette tax as part of a plan to provide health care coverage to up to 1 million uninsured
|The Chase Manhattan Bank Will Issue 400,000 Checks Under National Tobacco Grower Settlement Trust
|NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--December 27, 1999--The Chase Manhattan Bank, lead subsidiary of The Chase Manhattan Corporation, announced today that on December 30, 1999, it will mail checks amounting to about 0 million to approximately 400,000 tobacco gro
|Tobacco Companies to Seek Earliest Possible Appeal
|TALLAHASSEE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 27, 1999--Today's Florida Supreme Court decision not to intervene in the ongoing Engle trial in Miami is a procedural decision, and not a decision on merits of Philip Morris's legal position, the company said.
|Tobacco firms seek dismissal of U.S. lawsuit
|WASHINGTON, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Major tobacco companies on Monday asked a federal judge to dismiss a huge U.S. lawsuit seeking to recover billions of dollars of health care costs arguing that the U.S. government has no legal basis to sue.
|Japan Tobacco, Inc. Says Canadian Litigation Would Have No Material Effect, Financial Impact
|TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--December 23, 1999--Japan Tobacco Inc. (JT)(TSE:2914) today stated that the litigation filed recently by the Canadian government against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Inc. and its affiliated companies would have no material effect
|A Push to Put Tobacco to a Healthy Use
|State Sen. Roy P. Dyson (D) wrote the governor's office earlier this month with a breakthrough proposition: With the state's help, Southern Maryland farmers could continue to grow tobacco that would actually produce health benefits.
|R.J. Reynolds Responds to Canada's Smuggling Suit
|Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Dec. 22 (Bloomberg) -- R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings Inc., the No. 2 U.S. tobacco company, said smuggling allegations levied against it by the Canadian government relate solely to its former international affiliates.
|Windham man pleads innocent to violating restaurant smoking ban
|PORTLAND, Maine (AP) A Windham businessman has become the first person to be taken to court for allegedly violating the state's new restaurant smoking ban.
|Calif. Treasurer Bars Tobacco Investment
|SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California Treasurer Phil Angelides on' Thursday slapped a moratorium on state investments in tobacco securities, saying ``the extraordinary and unprecedented barrage of litigation'' surrounding tobacco companies made them i
|Health and Wealth Top New Year's Resolution List
|REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Year after year, it seems the three most popular New Year's resolutions are also those most likely to be broken before February. The three resolutions that continue to make a large number of Americans' lists are qui