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Final tobacco quota payment will not be reduced

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.

NC lawmakers want tobacco program protected

Members of the state's congressional delegation want the federal tobacco program protected from expected budget cuts.

Tabor City farmer sentenced for insurance fraud scam

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.

FDA panel: Dissolvable tobacco could reduce risks

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.

Appeals court upholds 1998 tobacco deal

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.

Program urges smokers switch to smokeless tobacco

A Kentucky cancer center is offering some unconventional advice to get smokers to kick the habit: Switch to smoke-free tobacco.

Judgment in Mass. tobacco suit could double

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.

Judge upholds Conn. woman’s $28M tobacco award

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.

Charlotte is test market for tobacco lozenges

Charlotte smokers are in one of two test markets for a new tobacco product that may please etiquette mavens: dissolvable, smokeless tobacco lozenges.

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