|Tobacco Companies asked to give clear warnings about secondhand smoke
|Philip Morris Cos. and 15 other tobacco companies should be barred from selling cigarettes in California until they provide clear warnings about cancer-causing secondhand smoke, state prosecutors said.
|Connecticut Judge strikes down town's ban on cigarette vending machines
|A judge on Wednesday struck down a municipal ban on cigarette vending machines, saying the town of Orange had gone too far in its attempt to snuff out underage smoking within its borders.
|As Youths Light Up, Health Activists Fume Over Bidis
|The sweet-flavored, readily available cigarettes are the rage among underage smokers. Officials warn that they pose greater risks than regular brands
|Gray market cigarettes: a threat to more than just our health
|If you smoke cigarette, there is a good chance you have bought them without even realizing it...â€gray marketâ€ cigarettes. Up to a third of the cigarettes in the South Florida market have been manufactured only for sale abroad, not in the United States
|Fitch IBCA Issues Report on R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings
|Fitch IBCA, the international rating agency, has issued a research report on R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Inc. (RJR). RJR is the second largest tobacco company in the U.S., with approximately 25% of the total market share.
|Judge blocks tobacco bid to oust him from case
|A Florida judge spurned a tobacco industry demand he step aside and will stay on to oversee follow-up trials to a sweeping sick-smokers verdict against U.S. cigarette makers, a court official said on Tuesday.
|Pennsylvania Attorney General Fisher Praises Commonwealth Court Decision Upholding Tobacco Settlement
|Attorney General Mike Fisher today applauded the Commonwealth Court's decision to affirm the trial court's approval of Pennsylvania's historic settlement with the tobacco industry.
|Ruling clears way for California tobacco payments
|Sweeping away a last-ditch appeal by a smoker's rights group, a state court has removed a major roadblock that has prevented tobacco companies from paying billion to California coffers under the terms of the 1998 settlement.
|Colombia stocks mixed on credit rating fears
|Colombian stocks ended mixed Monday as falls in brewing and beverages weighed against gains in tobacco, banks and retail.
|Drinking, smoking boost esophageal cancer risk
|The combination of smoking and drinking can increase risks for esophageal cancer by more than 100-fold, an international team of researchers report. The team estimates that "up to 90% of esophageal cancers in men could be prevented if these habits could b
|NZ commerce watchdog still studying tobacco merger
|The New Zealand Commerce Commission said on Sunday it was continuing to investigate domestic competition issues surrounding the global merger between British American Tobacco (BAT) and Rothmans International , despite their divestment plans.