|Look Ahead at Future of Medicine
|Crystal ball gazing is a risky hobby at best - but it is hard to think of an area where the uncertainties are greater than in the realm of medicine.
|Mexican cigaratte firms protest new tax
|MONTERREY, Mexico, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Mexico's tobacco industry is ``studying all means available'' to try to halt a 100 percent cigarette tax approved by Congress, saying the current 85 percent tax is the highest on any product in Mexico.
|California gets first check from tobacco pact
|SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec 15 (Reuters) - California has received its first slice of the 6 billion national tobacco settlement, with two more checks set to follow by next April, a spokesman for the state's attorney general said Wednesday.
|Consumer Prices Barely Rise in November
|WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices rose at the slowest pace in five months in November as flat energy prices and a drop in tobacco costs helped keep inflation tame, the Labor Department said on Tuesday.
|Mississippi Attorney General Mike Moore Releases New Tobacco Settlement Information at AARC's 1999 International Respiratory Congress
|LAS VEGAS, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- During the American Association for Respiratory Care's (AARC's) 1999 International Respiratory Congress in Las Vegas yesterday, Mississippi Attorney General Mike Moore announced that for the first time in U.S. history th
|Health groups say tobacco firms hurt US farmers
|WASHINGTON, Dec 14 (Reuters) - U.S. cigarette makers' use of foreign-grown tobacco is responsible for the drop in the number of American tobacco farms, not a decline in U.S. smoking rates, according to a report released on Tuesday by three health groups.
|Recent Survey Shows Y2K is the 'Year of the Quitter'
|NEW YORK, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- 5 ... 4 ... 3 ... 2 ... 1 ... Healthy New Year! A recent survey of more than 1,000 smokers from across the United States found that more than 60 percent of smokers are likely to quit smoking for the new millennium. Smoker
|Smokers at higher risk
|You may be at risk for bladder cancer if you are over 50, male or smoke. In fact, men are four times more likely than women to get bladder cancer, probably because, historically, they've been more likely to smoke. Men also tend to urinate less frequently
|White House looks to courts for gun, tobacco wins
|WASHINGTON, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Having failed to get Congress to pass legislation on tobacco or guns, the Clinton administration has pinned its hopes on the courthouse.
|'The Insider' Wins Critics' Award
|LOS ANGELES (AP) - ``The Insider,'' a controversial film about a tobacco-industry whistleblower, was named best picture of the year by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association
|France Debates Smoking Case Ruling
|PARIS (AP) - A court's ruling that made a tobacco company partially responsible for the death of a three-pack-a-day smoker has sparked debate throughout France, where smoking is considered more a social grace than a disgrace.