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  • Illinois high court to hear cigarette appeal

    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...

  • Ban sought on children working on tobacco farms

    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...

  • Trade deal must have tobacco exception, key Democrat warns

    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.

  • Tobacco pulls Left to defend states' rights

    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.

  • US tobacco growers brace for tougher competition

    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...

  • CVS changes name, stops tobacco sales early

    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...

  • White House praises CVS for halting tobacco sales

    "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.

  • Report faults New York's anti-smoking plan

    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...



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