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WORLD: Tobacco Companies Keep Profiting Despite Regulation
by Thomas Mulier and Chris BurrittBloomberg News
January 2nd, 2006
Shares of the three biggest companies - Altria Group, British American Tobacco and Japan Tobacco - are surging to record levels.

US: California Supreme Court overturns $14.8 million tobacco fine
by David KravetsAssociated Press
December 22nd, 2005
The California Supreme Court on Thursday overturned a $14.8 million fine the state imposed on R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. for illegally doling out free cigarettes at a beerfest, a biker rally and other public events.

CANADA: Bank of Canada Governor Dodge Testifies at JTI Tobacco Hearing
Bloomberg
December 20th, 2005
JTI-Macdonald Corp., a unit of Japan Tobacco Inc., and other defendants are accused of exporting cigarettes to the U.S. in the 1990s knowing they would be smuggled back into Canada for sale on the black market.

CHINA: Brand-name fix looms for tobacco firms in SAR first
by Mimi LauThe Standard (Hong Kong)
December 20th, 2005
Hong Kong may become the first jurisdiction in the world to force tobacco manufacturers to change the names of their brands, a government official has told legislators.

UGANDA: Ban Tobacco Adverts, Says Health Ministry
by Carol NatukundaNew Vision
December 19th, 2005
The health ministry of Uganda is exploring a ban on adverts and sponsorship by the tobacco industry.

US: Tobacco said drag on Indiana economy
Associated Press
December 19th, 2005
Indiana's economy would be better off without tobacco production or use, a Ball State University study found.

UK: Tobacco giants face smuggling fines
by Tom McGhie and Dan AtkinsonFinancial Mail
December 18th, 2005
Giant tobacco firms face punishing fines of more than 350m a year if they fail to help squash a smuggling racket that costs the Treasury billions in lost revenue.

AUSTRALIA: Ban on fruity smokes aimed at young
by Laura AndersonAdelaide Advertiser
December 18th, 2005
Fruit-flavoured cigarettes will be banned in South Australia under a State Government plan to curb smoking rates by 2010.

US: Philip Morris sells cigarettes, but can it sell integrity, too?
by Bruce MohlBoston Globe
December 18th, 2005
Philip Morris says it is trying to be a "responsible" tobacco company, but is that an oxymoron?

US: Court reverses Philip Morris verdict
by Brad DorfmanReuters
December 15th, 2005
The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday reversed a $10.1 billion verdict against Philip Morris USA, ordering a lower court to dismiss the case in which the company was accused of defrauding customers into thinking "light" cigarettes were safer than regular ones.

US: Big Tobacco Outspends Stop-Smoking Programs 28 to 1
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
November 30th, 2005
There is a growing gap between the inadequate amounts states are spending on tobacco prevention programs and the record sums the tobacco companies are spending to market cigarettes and other tobacco products, putting at risk the nation's progress in reducing youth smoking, according to a report released today by a coalition of public health organizations.

KOREA: Tobacco firm has secret North Korea plant
by Ian Cobain and David LeighThe Guardian
October 17th, 2005
British American Tobacco, the world's second largest cigarette company, has secretly been operating a factory in North Korea for the past four years, the Guardian has learned. The company opened the plant in a joint venture with a state owned corporation shortly before the regime was denounced by George Bush as a member of the "axis of evil", and despite widespread concern over the country's human rights record.

Britain: Clarke's evidence on BAT to be investigated for 'contradictions'
by Michael White and David LeighThe Guardian
October 4th, 2005
The chairman of the Commons health committee is to investigate allegations that Kenneth Clarke gave false evidence to parliament about the activities of his company British American Tobacco.

US: Jury Rules for Philip Morris
by  Myron LevinLA Times
April 22nd, 2005
A Moreno Valley man didn't prove that smoking caused his lung cancer, the panel decides after less than three hours of deliberations.

Study: Anti-Smoking Campaign is Helping
by Hilary RoxeAssociated Press
February 22nd, 2005
The American Legacy Foundation's "truth" campaign prevented about 300,000 youths from becoming smokers between 2000 and 2002, according to a study to be released Wednesday in the March edition of the American Journal of Public Health. But anti-smoking advocates say money for such campaigns is drying up.

US: Court Blocks Nation From Seeking Billions From Tobacco Industry
by David Stout New York Times
February 4th, 2005
A federal appeals court ruled, in a big victory for cigarette makers, that the federal government could not use an antiracketeering statute to collect $280 billion from the tobacco industry, which it accuses of conspiring for decades to hook people on smoking and conceal the deadly effects of the habit.

US: A Smoke Ring? That'll Cost you $280 Billion
The Economist
September 21st, 2004
The federal government launches its lawyers against the United States' leading cigarette makers

US: Judge Orders Philip Morris, Altria to Pay $2.75 Million
by Myron LevinLos Angeles Times

China: Tobacco Grips the Smokers' Republic
by Jonathan WattsGuardian (London)
December 4th, 2003
After signing the United Nations Framework Convention on Tobacco Control last month, China is obliged to tighten restrictions on cigarette marketing and consumption so that more priority is placed on countering the health risks rather than emphasising the tax revenues.

UK: British American Tobacco Buys Italian Tobacco Giant
by Susie MesureIndependent/UK
July 17th, 2003
British American Tobacco, the world's second biggest cigarette maker, last night kicked off a European acquisition drive with the 2.3bn (1.6bn) purchase of ETI of Italy.