|FOCUS-EU Commission seeks tougher tobacco laws
|STRASBOURG, France, Nov 16 (Reuters) - The European Union's executive body proposed new laws on Tuesday to tighten limits on tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide in cigarettes and require stark new health warnings on cigarette packs.
|Tobacco Co. To Pay Lobbying Fine
|ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Tobacco giant Philip Morris agreed Friday to pay a ,000 fine and open its books in a settlement with New York's lobbying commission over the company's failure to fully report lobbying expenses.
|UK government appeals tobacco ad ban reversal
|LONDON, Nov 15 (Reuters) - The British government said on Monday it had begun a bid in the Appeal Court to overturn a High Court judgment in October which forced a delay in plans to ban tobacco advertising from December 10.
|Does Philip Morris Want to Stop Kids' Smoking?
|Philip Morris and its corporate colleagues in the cigarette business have a decades-long record of being masters of deception when it comes to saying one thing and doing another.
|Federal Appeals Court Dismisses Suits by Insurers, Labor Funds for Recovery of Tobacco-Related Health Care Costs
|NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 15, 1999-- The U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals today dismissed lawsuits brought by two labor health funds and six statewide Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurers seeking money from the tobacco industry to pay for allege
|UK Study Supports Smoking Link to Leukemia
|LONDON (Reuters) - Smoking can cause cell damage and changes in the body's immune system which could increase the risk of adult leukemia, British researchers said on Friday.
|Cigarette Manufacturing Continues in Macon, Ga.
|The Macon Telegraph, Georgia via NewsEdge Corporation : Nov. 11--MACON, Ga.--A year after the nation's tobacco companies settled a multibillion-dollar lawsuit with the federal government, billions of cigarettes continue to roll off lines at Brown & Willia
|Brown & Williamson Official Says Movie Unfairly Trashes Tobacco Company
Brown & Williamson Official Says Movie Unfairly Trashes Tobacco Company
|The Macon Telegraph, Georgia via NewsEdge Corporation : Nov. 11--MACON, Ga.--It's billed as a movie drama, based on a true story, that shows the psychological terror former Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp. employee Jeffrey Wigand faced when he blew the wh
|Tobacco Settlement Proceeds to Be Released to States, Tobacco Sales Down During First Year Since Settlement
|WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The national tobacco settlement reached another significant milestone today as National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) President and Washington Attorney General Christine Gregoire announced that tobacco payment
|Philip Morris USA Notes Final Approval of Master Settlement Agreement
|NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--November 12, 1999-- Last year Philip Morris USA and other major tobacco companies entered into a comprehensive settlement with the Attorneys General of forty-six states and five territories. This agreement fundamentally changes
|Virginia Okay Triggers U.S. Tobacco Payouts
|CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Reuters) - The state of Virginia finalized its acceptance of the 6 billion national tobacco settlement on Friday, clearing the way for payments to begin under the pact nationwide, state attorneys general said.