Daily Archives: March 2, 2010

Judge Reverses a Landmark $300 Million Award to Ex-smoker

Several months ago, November 19th, a Jury Panel in South Florida decided that Philip Morris USA should pay $300 million in damages to an ex-smoker, ruling that the largest tobacconist in United States showed negligence that triggered the plaintiff’s emphysema.

For tobacco, a real drag

The White House physician gave President Obama a little advice the other day: Lay off the butts.

FDA panel to target menthol flavoring in cigarettes

WASHINGTON - A U.S. scientific panel this month will weigh the controversial role of popular menthol flavoring in cigarettes in the menthol flavoring in cigarettesfirst public meeting on tobacco products since a new law granted regulators power over the industry last year.