|Philip Morris Jumps Tariff Hurdle
|BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Philip Morris said Tuesday it would begin shipping Marlboro cigarettes to Colombia from neighboring Venezuela, circumventing what it called excessive tariffs on U.S.-made cigarettes.
|Tobacco Money on Hold
|(BATON ROUGE) -- Private health-care providers are crying foul after [Louisiana] Commissioner of Administration Mark Drennan put 100 million dollars of tobacco money on hold.
|Tobacco Dollars Have Takers
|(INDIANAPOLIS) -- When the General Assembly reconvenes this January, one of its missions will be to decided how to spend four billion dollars worth of tobacco money over the next 25 years.
|Florida tobacco ruling lifts BAT, Imperial
|LONDON - Tobacco stocks reacted positively on Monday to a ruling by a Florida court last Friday that damage claims brought by ailing smokers against tobacco firms must be tried individually rather than as a group, analysts said
|Damages Ruling Eases Big Tobacco's Liability
|The threat of a crippling, multibillion-dollar verdict against the tobacco industry vanished yesterday when a Florida appeals court ruled that damages in a path-breaking lawsuit may not be awarded in a single lump sum.
|Court Hands Tobacco Industry Big Victory
|MIAMI (Reuters) - A Florida appeals court handed cigarette makers a big victory Friday, ruling that potentially tens of thousands of damage claims must be tried individually rather than as a group in the Engle class-action suit filed against the companies
|R.J. Reynolds to Present Research on Potential Method to Reduce Controversial Compounds in Flue-cured Tobacco
|On Sept. 6, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company will present the international tobacco-science community with RJR research indicating that a simple, practical, tobacco-curing process that can use existing curing barns significantly reduces certain controversial
|Tobacco Farmers To Share Settlement
|Good news for tobacco farmers in Lancaster County. They'll share in a 380-Million-dollar settlement between the tobacco industry and 14 tobacco-producing states. The agreement will aid the farmers in finding alternate crops to produce in the wake of the d
|Move to Privatize Ohio Tobacco Funds
|An Ohio politician has an idea on how to spend the state's portion of the tobacco settlement. State Treasurer Joseph Deters wants Governor Taft to consider selling the state's nearly ten billion dollar settlement to private investors. Deters believes the
|Florida judge refuses hearing in tobacco lawsuit
|A Florida judge refused on Thursday to grant cigarette makers a hearing that could have delayed next week's start of the penalty phase in a massive class action lawsuit filed by ailing smokers. Filling in for the vacationing trial judge, Administrative Ju
|North Carolina tobacco growers expect checks from settlement
|Attorneys say tobacco farmers should start seeing checks early next year. Tobacco growers and allotment holders met in Greensboro last night to talk about who would get some of the money from the national settlement between cigarette companies and the sta