|Wisconsin's use of cigarette tax criticized
|Little spent to combat smoking, activists say
Anti-smoking activists Tuesday said state government is addicted to cigarette taxes, which soared 85% - to an estimated 3 million a year - in the 1990s, while spending what amounts to only fumes on specifi
|Stamp reminds doctors to warn against smoking
|A simple stamp on a patient's chart reminds doctors to ask patients if they smoke and to advise them about ways to quit, according to US researchers.
|Detailed Report of the Additives in Cigarette Tobacco
|A detailed report titled "Tobacco additives - Cigarette engineering and nicotine addiction"
|Tobacco Funds to Help Farmers Grow With Times
|The millions of dollars expected to pour into Southern Maryland from the tobacco litigation settlement would be used to preserve agricultural land and help tobacco farmers shift to other crops, according to a plan drafted by political leaders and members
|Bush takes tobacco donations
|Gov. George W. Bush, who rejected contributions from tobacco interests as governor, is accepting thousands of dollars from the cigarette industry as a presidential candidate.
|NY court rejects NYC plea for more tobacco money
|A New York State court rejected an appeal by New York City and two counties, which had argued they deserved a bigger share of the billion the state will get from the national tobacco settlement, a city aide said.
|New Mexico woman sues over cigarette claims
|A woman who switched to an additive-free brand of cigarettes because she thought they were less harmful to her health filed suit against the cigarette's manufacturer as well as R.J. Reynolds Tobacco after developing lung cancer.
|Arkansas judge denies class-action tobacco suit
|A federal judge in Arkansas denied class-action status to a smoking and health lawsuit filed against all the major U.S. Tobacco companies, a court official said Friday.
|Reno denies key figure in tobacco suits to get job
|Attorney General Janet Reno on Thursday praised Mississippi Attorney General Mike Moore, a key figure in suing the tobacco industry, but was unable to confirm that he would get a top U.S. Justice Department job.
|Mothers who breastfeed advised not to smoke
|Breast-fed infants whose mothers smoke have a 5 times higher level of cotinine, a nicotine by-product, in their urine than infants of smokers who do not breastfeed, Canadian researchers report.
|Damages phase to start Sept. 7 in Fla. smokers case
|A Florida judge on Thursday set Sept. 7 as the starting date for the damages phase of a landmark trial in which a jury found leading U.S. cigarette makers liable for a variety of diseases suffered by smokers.