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Tobacco

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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Columbus County considers tobacco ban

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Tobacco has long been king in Columbus County, but tonight commissioners will consider a tobacco ban. Full story...
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New tobacco regulations may be ticket to quit

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videoSo how are the new regulations on tobacco being received here? Smokers NewsChannel 3 spoke with said they understand looking out for people's health. And while some do not necessarily agree with how the president is going about these new regulations, they said the law may be the ticket to help them quit. Full story...
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