More Smoking Articles

  • Philip Morris Int'l 1Q profit falls nearly 12 pct

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Philip Morris International's first-quarter profit dropped nearly 12 percent as cigarette sales fell in the overseas markets that it serves and it was hurt by foreign exchange rates for the U.S. dollar. While adjusted earnings topped Wall Street expectations, shares fell...

  • CORRECTION: Suffolk County tobacco law

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — In an April 14 story about tobacco sales restrictions, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Suffolk County was the first municipality in the country to raise the age limit to 21 for buyers of tobacco products and electronic cigarettes. Other communities...

  • Tobacco cos. make payments under state settlement

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The nation's top cigarette makers said Tuesday they have made about $6 billion in annual payments as part of a longstanding settlement in which some companies are paying states for smoking-related health care costs. Under the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement,...

  • Altria sells idled NC cigarette plant for $68.5M

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The owner of the nation's biggest tobacco company, Philip Morris USA, has sold a North Carolina cigarette plant it idled in 2009. Richmond, Va.-based Altria Group Inc. said Monday that the property in Cabarrus County was sold last week to Victory Industrial Park LLC. The...

  • Congressional report presses for e-cigarette rules

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A new Congressional report says concerns about electronic cigarettes underscore the need to regulate the fast-growing industry. The report released Monday highlights several issues including an array of flavors and marketing that could appeal to young people, the lack of...

  • N.Y. AG sues FedEx for $70M over shipment of cigarettes

    NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a $70 million lawsuit on Monday against Federal Express Corporation for allegedly shipping close to 80 million contraband cigarettes illegally to consumers throughout the state. The lawsuit joins and...

  • Anti-smoking groups want money spent for health

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Anti-smoking groups want to ensure that the money Michigan gets from its settlement with tobacco companies is used to improve the health of the state's residents. The national tobacco settlement brings in Michigan about $250 million to $350 million a year, and some of...

  • Kentucky court upholds verdict for cigarette manufacturer

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) — A Kentucky appellate court has affirmed a trial court’s defense verdict in favor of asbestos-containing cigarette and filter manufacturers from the 1950s. In a 2-1 decision, Kentucky Court of Appeals Justice Joy A. Moore delivered the 60-page opinion...

  • Bizarre arguments and behavior on education, smoking and obesity

    Some statements and arguments are so asinine that you'd have to be an academic or a leftist to take them seriously.



From the Weekly Standard

  • Through a Google Glass, Darkly

    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

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  • 2014 ≠ 2016

    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

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  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...

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