|Low cholesterol level does not protect heart from smoking
|NEW YORK, Dec 09 (Reuters Health) -- Low blood cholesterol levels are no protection against the heart risks caused by smoking, according to a study of Korean men.
|Senate rejects House version of tobacco plan
|COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- House and Senate lawmakers must sit down in the next month to craft a compromise tobacco spending plan after the Senate, which wants to spend the money over 12 years, rejected a 26-year blueprint approved by the House.
|Tabacalera gains after Cuban cigar deal
|MADRID, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Shares in Spanish tobacco firm Tabacalera climbed 2.7 percent in a falling market on Friday after it and French partner Seita announced the purchase of half of Cuban state cigar-maker Corporacion Habanos.
|State Rolls Out Aggressive Tobacco Prevention and Control Plan
|OLYMPIA, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 10, 1999--``Tobacco is the adversary and it's time to draw a line in the sand.''
|Less Cancer Could Mean Less Money
|To Anne Arundel County health officials, it hardly seems possible that there could be a downside to the county's declining cancer rates.
|French Find Cigarette Maker Partly Liable in Cancer Death
|PARIS -- In a ruling that could open a European front in the war against tobacco companies, a French court ruled Wednesday that Seita, maker of the Gauloise and Gitane brands of cigarettes, was partly responsible for the death of a three-pack-a-day smoker
|New York Legislature Considering a Cigarette Tax Increase
|ALBANY, N.Y. -- Negotiators for Gov. George Pataki and the New York Legislature are considering an increase in the state's cigarette tax by at least 25 cents a pack to pay for a health care plan that would expand medical coverage for low-income New Yorker
|Court says Seita partially responsible in death
|MONTARGIS, France, Dec 8 (Reuters) - A French court ruled on Tuesday that tobacco company Seita was partially responsible for the death of a smoker and named an expert to evaluate damages.
|Mayor Loses On Money For Bonuses
|D.C. Council members yesterday rejected Mayor Anthony A. Williams's plan to use money from the District's tobacco settlement to finance .9 million in bonuses for unionized city workers, directing him to find the money in this year's budget.
|Japan Tobacco opposes 2 yen per cigarette tax hike
|TOKYO, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Japan Tobacco Inc said on Thursday that it strongly opposes a ruling Liberal Democratic Party proposal to raise the tobacco tax by two yen per cigarette.
|EU confirms okayed Seita merger with Tabacalera
|BRUSSELS, Dec 7 (Reuters) - The European Commission confirmed late on Monday it had cleared the tobacco merger between Seita of France and Spain's Tabacalera saying they would face competition from big multinational companies.