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Tobacco Lobbyists

Big Tobacco Makes Secret Plea To Avoid Payout

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Tobacco industry lawyers met secretly with Solicitor General Elena Kagan in an effort to avoid the government's last-ditch attempt ...

Congress Seeks Major Federal Tax Increase On Cigarettes

AP | Charles Babington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Congress is taking new whacks at the cigarette industry, banning tobacco sales in Senate buildings and -- more importantly -- seeking a significant fe...