Daily Archives: June 29, 2010

Big Tobacco won’t have to pay $280 billion

Richmond, Va. - The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday put an end to Washington’s bid to fine Big Tobacco more than a quarter of a big tobacco industrytrillion dollars for violating federal racketeering law.

Junk food and obesity: Taking a cue from tobacco control

What to do about the obesity epidemic? Here’s a thought: Substitute “tobacco” for “junk food.” That provides a pretty clear road junk foodmap about what government authorities should be doing to safeguard public health.

US Stocks Edge Higher, Led By Telecom, Tobacco Companies

NEW YORK -U.S. stocks edged up Monday, boosted by telecommunications stocks and tobacco companies after the Supreme Court declined to review a landmark tobacco-industry ruling.

Bulgaria has the shortest smoking ban in the world

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Bulgarian government calls off ban on smoking in public places just 3 days after adopting it.

Verdict: Tobacco Companies Conspired To Deceive American Public and Addict Children

The Supreme Court announced on Monday that it would not take up either government or industry appeals of a landmark racketeering verdict against cigarette companies for what a lower court judge had termed a half-century of lying over the health effects of smoking.