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US won't appeal ruling blocking graphic cigarette warnings

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.
Business news interest.Barbara Izzarelli, a Norwich resident who developed larynx cancer, won the jury award against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. after a two-week trial, but the panel left the amount of punitive damages up to the judge.Judge Stefan...
Rural Sourcing Inc. holds grand opening for Augusta office

...outsourcing, Hamilton explained, and he hopes it will become the industry norm in years to come.It has worked with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Charles River Laboratories and other companies to develop software and custom coding.RSI chose Augusta...
Hard to believe

...tears of joy as the son seemed to accept his father's role as the crowd favorite. ELLIOTT WINS A MILLION The R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. offered $1 million to any driver in 1985 who could win any three of the four biggest races -- the Daytona...
Tobacco production bounces back after decline

A decade ago, tobacco seemed destined to wither as cigarette companies shelled out tens of billions to settle lawsuits. As a rebound in production this year shows, however, Big Tobacco and individual growers alike have proven as resilient as their leaf.
Tobacco lawsuit could bankrupt manufacturers

RICHMOND, Va. - Big tobacco companies have already agreed to pay $246 billion to settle states' suits against them. Now, at a civil racketeering trial in Washington, D.C., the Justice Department is seeking $280 billion from cigarette makers, charging them with defrauding the public about the health risks of smoking.
Activists shun fruity cigarettes

ATLANTA - The colorful images on the boxes of Kool cigarettes depict the urban nightlife. On one, a disc jockey scratches a record. On another, people are captured dancing mid-bounce.
New law for 'fire-safe' cigarettes takes effect in New York

...not let these products lull them into a false sense of security," said Ellen Matthews, a spokeswoman for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., the nation's No. 2 cigarette maker. The lower-ignition paper does nothing to curtail the toxicity...
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Former U.S. surgeons general have plan to cut smoking

...nation's largest tobacco companies, Altria Group Inc., the parent of tobacco giant Philip Morris USA Inc., and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., weren't immediately available for comment Tuesday afternoon. The 10-point plan also calls for federal...
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NASCAR's new point system

...Winston-Salem, N.C., each year will move to Daytona Beach, Fla. The fan fests of the past were sponsored by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., and it allowed fans to meet all of the drivers on the Craftsman Truck, Busch and Nextel Cup series, with...