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  • Deal reached on tobacco firm corrective statements

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The nation's tobacco companies and the federal government have reached an agreement on publishing corrective statements that say the companies lied about the dangers of smoking and requires them to disclose smoking's health effects, including the death on average of 1,200 people a day.

  • APNewsBreak: US to revise cigarette warning labels

    The U.S. government is abandoning a legal battle to require that cigarette packs carry a set of large and often macabre warning labels depicting the dangers of smoking and encouraging smokers to quit.

  • Cigarette warning issue may go to Supreme Court

    The legal battle over graphic labels on cigarette packages edged closer to the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, as a federal appellate court declined to reconsider its decision that found the labels unconstitutional.

  • American Scene: Justice wants full-court review of cigarette warnings

    In response to a disappointing ruling on the government's plan to put graphic warnings and pictures on cigarette packages, the Justice Department filed papers Tuesday asking for a full-court review.

  • FDA panel: Dissolvable tobacco could reduce risks

    A Food and Drug Administration scientific advisory panel says dissolvable tobacco products could reduce health risks compared with smoking cigarettes but also have the potential to increase the overall number of tobacco users.

  • Images provided by the Food and Drug Administration show two of nine new warning labels cigarette makers will have to use on packages by September 2012 if the FDA rules are not overturned. (Associated Press)

    Cigarette makers sue to block new graphic warnings

    Can Uncle Sam legally force tobacco companies to put images of corpses, diseased body parts and tracheotomy patients on their cigarette packages?

  • Barbara Izzarelli, a Connecticut smoker who developed larynx cancer and won $8 million against a tobacco company last May in the first such jury award in New England, has been awarded another $4 million in punitive damages. (AP Photo/Norwich Bulletin, John Shishmanian, File)

    Conn. smoker awarded $4M more in tobacco lawsuit

    A Connecticut smoker who won $8 million against a tobacco company in May, the first such jury award in New England, has been awarded $4 million in punitive damages and stands to get millions more in interest.

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