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Tobacco

CVS Caremark plans to stop selling tobacco products

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videoCVS Caremark is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 drugstores nationwide. Full story...
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Final tobacco quota payment will not be reduced

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It appears former or current US tobacco growers will get their full, final annual payment from the quota buyout approved by Congress almost a decade ago. Full story...
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NC lawmakers want tobacco program protected

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Members of the state's congressional delegation want the federal tobacco program protected from expected budget cuts. Full story...
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Tabor City farmer sentenced for insurance fraud scam

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A federal judge has sentenced a Tabor City farmer for his role in a tobacco insurance fraud scam. The judge sentenced Patrick Rex Lovett, 48, to five years probation and nine months house arrest. He also must pay a $10,000 fine and forfeit $160,696. Full story...
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FDA panel: Dissolvable tobacco could reduce risks

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A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel says dissolvable tobacco products could reduce health risks compared with smoking cigarettes but also have the potential to increase the number of tobacco users. Full story...
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Appeals court upholds 1998 tobacco deal

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The landmark 1998 national settlement between 46 states and 19 tobacco companies is valid and doesn't amount to a conspiracy or anti-competitive behavior by the government, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. Full story...
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Program urges smokers switch to smokeless tobacco

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A Kentucky cancer center is offering some unconventional advice to get smokers to kick the habit: Switch to smoke-free tobacco. Full story...
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Judgment in Mass. tobacco suit could double

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A Massachusetts judge has ruled that a Boston man who won a $152 million judgment against a tobacco company for causing the death of his mother can collect the money with interest retroactive to 2004, a decision that could double the amount. Full story...
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Judge upholds Conn. woman's $28M tobacco award

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A federal judge has upheld a $28 million judgment against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in the case of a Connecticut smoker who developed larynx cancer. Full story...
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Charlotte is test market for tobacco lozenges

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Charlotte smokers are in one of two test markets for a new tobacco product that may please etiquette mavens: dissolvable, smokeless tobacco lozenges. Full story...
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FDA to independently review of menthol cig studies

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video The Food and Drug Administration is conducting an independent review of research on the public health impact of menthol cigarettes. Full story...
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FDA issues graphic cigarette labels

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In the most significant change to US cigarette packs in 25 years, the Food and Drug Administration released nine new warning labels that depict in graphic detail the negative health effects of tobacco use. Full story...
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Philip Morris Int'l CEO: Tobacco not hard to quit

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The head of cigarette maker Philip Morris International says tobacco is not that hard to quit. Full story...
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Report gives NC failing grades on tobacco control

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The American Lung Association is giving the nation's top tobacco-producing state failing grades for efforts to curb the death and diseases caused by tobacco use. Full story...
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Deliberations continue in suit against NC cigarette maker

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Jurors in a lawsuit by the family of a Massachusetts woman who accused a North Carolina-based tobacco company of enticing black children to smoke have resumed deliberations. Full story...
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