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FDA Review Of Tobacco Products Grinds To A Halt

posted on December 21, 2012 at 12:23 PM

An Associated Press review has found that the Food and Drug Administration has not ruled on nearly 3,500 product applications. Full Story

FDA: Tobacco Companies Must Report Chemicals

posted on March 30, 2012 at 11:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tobacco companies will be required to report the levels of dangerous chemicals found in cigarettes, chew and other products under the latest rules designed to tighten regulation of the tobacco... Full Story

Industry Leaders and Government Officials Unite Against Biofuel Foes

posted on September 2, 2011 at 6:22 PM

Industry Leaders and Government Officials Unite Against Biofuel Foes
USDA Predicts Record Farm Receipts As Private Analysts Predict Smaller U.S. Crop Full Story

Hurricane Irene Leaves Mark

posted on September 2, 2011 at 3:26 PM

Hurricane Irene Leaves Mark
Hurricane Irene could become one of the costliest natural disasters in U.S. history, despite a lighter punch than forecasted. Full Story

USDA Predicts Record Farm Receipts As Private Analysts Predict Smaller U.S. Crop

posted on September 2, 2011 at 1:46 PM

USDA Predicts Record Farm Receipts As Private Analysts Predict Smaller U.S. Crop
USDA Predicts Record Farm Receipts As Private Analysts Predict Smaller U.S. Crop Full Story

US Tobacco Crop Rises, but Down from a Decade Ago

posted on August 26, 2011 at 4:07 PM

Scientist Look To Tobacco For Biofuel

posted on March 26, 2010 at 3:03 PM

RICHMOND, Va (AP) — Some researchers say an age-old cash crop long the focus of public health debate could be used to help solve the nation's energy crisis, by genetically modifying the tobacco leaf for use as a biofuel. Full Story

Higher Cigarette Taxes Could Promote Smuggling

posted on April 11, 2008 at 8:04 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — The big cigarette tax increases that many states are instituting to balance their out-of-whack budgets are raising fears that the trend will make black-market smokes more profitable and lead to more cigarette smuggling. Full Story

Anti-smoking Advocates Want FDA to Regulate Tobacco

posted on February 16, 2007 at 8:02 PM

A bipartisan group of lawmakers plan to introduce legislation that would give the Food and Drug Administration authority to regulate tobacco just as the agency does for other consumer products. Full Story

Impact of Anti Smoking Campaign

posted on March 10, 2006 at 8:03 PM

Impact of Anti Smoking Campaign
In 1998, Attorneys General representing 46 states signed an agreement with the major U.S. cigarette companies to settle all state lawsuits seeking to recover Medicaid costs of treating smokers. Known as the Master Settlement Agreement, or MSA,... Full Story

Cigarette Tax Used in California Anti-smoking Campaign

posted on February 24, 2006 at 8:02 PM

Two tobacco companies will not get to plead their case before the Supreme Court over how California is spending cigarette tax money. Full Story

Illinois Court Rejects "Light" Cigarette Case

posted on December 16, 2005 at 8:12 PM

The Illinois Supreme Court this week threw out a $10 billion class-action lawsuit against Altria Group Inc.'s Philip Morris USA division , ruling the maker of Marlboro and other brands did not defraud customers of its marketing of "light" cigarettes. Full Story

Government's Lead Lawyer Quits Tobacco Case

posted on December 2, 2005 at 8:12 PM

The lead trial lawyer for the government's landmark lawsuit against the tobacco industry has quit the case and left the Justice Department, a move that comes at a sensitive time when the companies and the department still could negotiate a... Full Story

Supreme Court Refuses Tobacco Lawsuit

posted on October 21, 2005 at 8:10 PM

The U.S Supreme Court this week refused the Bush administration's attempt to pursue a $280 billion lawsuit against tobacco companies on claims the firms misled the public about the dangers of smoking. Full Story

Farmers Adjust To Life Without Government Aid

posted on September 30, 2005 at 8:09 PM

Farmers Adjust To Life Without Government Aid
Wihout a government price program, many farmers have quit growing tobacco and have turned to value-added projects in hopes to reap high returns similar to those of the golden leaf. Full Story
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