09/25/14 01:15 PM
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to review a lower court's reinstatement of a decade-old $10.1 billion class-action verdict against Phillip Morris USA over the nation's biggest cigarette maker's marketing of "light" and "low tar" designations. The high court, which has...
09/23/14 08:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty-five House Democrats are urging the Obama administration to prohibit children from working on tobacco farms, citing concerns about ill health effects. The lawmakers, led by Reps. David Cicilline, D-R.I., and Matt Cartwright, D-Pa., made their plea in a letter to Labor...
By Sean Higgins | 09/18/14 01:14 PM
Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich., called the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a major trade deal the U.S. is negotiating with 12 Pacific Rim countries, to include an exception stating that tobacco products would not have the same legal protections as other trade items under the agreement.
By Sean Higgins | 09/16/14 05:34 PM
Democrats and liberal activists have added a new argument to their litany of complaints against the Trans-Pacific Partnership; that an international trade deal being negotiated by the White House would hurt states' rights.
09/16/14 01:30 PM
DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — Starting next month, America's remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand. The very last buyout checks, totaling about $916.5 million, go out in October to about 425,000 tobacco farmers and landowners. They're the last holdovers from...
09/03/14 02:31 PM
As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned. CVS Caremark said it will now be known as CVS Health, effective immediately. The signs on its roughly 7,700...
By Susan Crabtree | 09/03/14 12:01 PM
"As one of the country's largest retailers and pharmacies, the newly named CVS Health is setting a powerful example that we hope others in the industry will follow," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said in a statement Wednesday.
08/31/14 08:30 AM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new report from the American Cancer Society says New York state needs to do more to prevent smoking. The Cancer Action Network at the American Cancer Society analyzed the state's efforts to combat cancer through screenings, tobacco taxes, smoking bans and restrictions on...
By Paul Bedard | 09/30/14
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