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  • Court-ordered tobacco ads will include black media

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's tobacco companies and the Justice Department are including media outlets that target more of the black community in court-ordered advertisements that say the cigarette makers lied about the dangers of smoking, according to a brief filed in U.S. District Court in...

  • E-cig industry awaits looming federal regulation

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices. The Food and Drug Administration will propose rules for e-cigarettes as early as...

  • Bill bans smoking at all times in home day cares

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Assembly approved a bill Monday that would ban smoking inside home day care centers even after the children have left, a regulation that targets lingering "third-hand smoke" and has been adopted by 12 other states. The chamber passed the measure by Assemblyman...

  • 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

  • Why the New York Times Poll Is Bogus

    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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  • Hustle Is Overrated

    The Bryce Harper-Mike Trout showdown is underway and the outcome is, well, inconclusive. In round one Monday night, the Nationals leftfielder walked and went hitless in three at bats while the...

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  • Kennedy’s Question

    We often think of the Constitution as a two-part document: first the original 1787 text, which primarily establishes the government’s structure; and then the amendments, which primarily set...

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