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Tobacco Companies

It's Been A Bad Year For Big Tobacco

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 12.18.2015 | Business

Anti-smoking activists have for years targeted the global behemoths that control the tobacco industry -- and this year they made headway. Some of the ...

Time to Act Against Illicit Tobacco

Vera Luiza da Costa e Silva | Posted 06.03.2016 | Impact
Vera Luiza da Costa e Silva

There's nothing romantic about today's illicit tobacco trade. A business of truly global proportions, it has a track record of filching funds from where they're needed most.

Two Big Tobacco Companies Want To Merge

Reuters | Martinne Geller and Kate Holton | Posted 07.11.2014 | Business

* BAT expects to buy more Reynolds shares to keep current stake * Lorillard market value is $22.9 bln * Imperial lining up about $7 bln to buy s...

Gotta Cigarette? How the Tobacco Companies are Gaining Ground in Promoting Coffin Nails for the World Through the TPP

Mary Anne Mercer | Posted 07.29.2013 | World
Mary Anne Mercer

Tobacco regulation is just one example of how the TPP will have damaging effects on the world we live in. We need to expose the deadly flaws in these behind-closed-doors negotiations now, before it's too late.

What Big Soda Learned From the Marlboro Man

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Food isn't tobacco. And Coca-Cola isn't Philip Morris. But the playbook is the same, and we ignore it at our peril.

Tobacco Companies Sue Federal Government Over Graphic Cigarette Warning Labels

AP/The Huffington Post | JEFFREY COLLINS | Posted 10.16.2011 | Business

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Associated Press)-- Four of the five largest U.S. tobacco companies sued the federal government Tuesday over new graphic cigarette lab...

The Irony in the Tobacco Companies Suing So That They Can Tell the "Truth"

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

If history is any teacher, I can think of no industry more deserving of scrutiny and strict government regulation, consistent with their free speech rights, than the tobacco industry.

States Selling Addiction: "Why Not? We Need the Money!"

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stanton Peele

Our financial and emotional needs now dictate that state governments sedate their citizens, while picking their pockets, from California to Kansas to the Mid-Atlantic.

Supreme Court Opens Floodgates For New Cigarette Lawsuits

New York Times | DAVID STOUT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Tobacco companies suffered a defeat in the Supreme Court on Monday when the justices ruled that the companies can be sued by smokers who contend they ...

Cigarette Scientists: "Cigarettes Cure Lung Cancer"

236.com | 23/6: News You Can Misuse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

An October 2006 lung cancer study published in the "New England Journal of Medicine" was discovered to have been funded by a cigarette company, the "N...