|Blue Cross and Blue Shield Wins Another Legal Round Against Big Tobacco
|Big tobacco lost an effort to block a suit by Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans for costs due to smoking-related illnesses in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit today.
|Quebecers will be forced to quit smoking in public
|Quebecers, renowned for their love of tobacco, will soon have to butt out in restaurants and at the workplace, the Quebec government said on Tuesday.
|Japan Tobaccoâ€™s Dilemma: Life or Death?
|Japan Tobacco (JT), the worldâ€™s third largest tobacco company, has purchased the rights to vaccines now under development to prevent and treat certain cancers, including lung cancer, according to the Oct. 23 British journal, The Lancet. JT is partially
|BAT gains as U.S. tobacco stocks rebound
|Shares in British American Tobacco Plc bounced on Monday after U.S. tobacco stocks on Friday recovered some of the sharp losses sustained last week following a legal setback to the industry, dealers and analysts said.
|U.N. Working On World's First Anti-Smoking Treaty
|The world's beleaguered cigarette makers faced the prospect of fighting on a new front Monday as U.N. talks began to hammer out the first international treaty to curb tobacco use and its advertising.
|UST Inc says board oks repurchase of stock
|UST Inc, the nation's largest seller of smokeless tobacco, said Monday it would repurchase up to 20 million common shares to help compensation and benefit plans, among others.
|Tobacco Settlement Plan Approved
|Louisianians, by a nearly two-to-one margin, approve a constitutional amendment that spells out how BILLIONS of dollars from the national settlement with tobacco companies will be spent. Louisiana wil...
|Canada tobacco tax cuts slow down smoking decline
|The battle against smoking has not been helped by tobacco tax cuts in most of Eastern Canada this decade, health groups said on Monday.
|BAT Q3 profits to be fired up by Rothmans
|British American Tobacco Plc is set to report higher third quarter 1999 profits, boosted by the first contribution from its acquisition of Rothmans, but the smoke has yet to settle after its share's two-day tumble.
|BEFORE THE BELL - Philip Morris higher
|Shares in the world's largest tobacco company, Philip Morris Cos. Inc., were higher in pre-open trading on Instinet on Friday following sharp declines after a ruling in a class-action smokers trial.
|BAT plunges as U.S. legal fears nag
|British American Tobacco Plc shares dropped a further 10 percent on Friday, sinking to a 12-month low as investors -- spooked by the latest U.S. legal ruling -- continued to bail out of the stock.