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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.

US: Bush Tries to Weaken Tobacco Treaty
by David LazarusSan Francisco Chronicle
April 30th, 2003
As more than 160 nations prepare to sign a landmark treaty to control tobacco, the Bush administration is waging a last-ditch effort to gut the accord of its strongest provisions, including a worldwide ban on tobacco advertising.

US: Government Seeks $289 Billion from Tobacco
by Jonathan D. SalantAssociated Press
March 18th, 2003
The nation's tobacco companies should forfeit $289 billion in profits for a scheme to deceive and defraud smokers and the general public, the Justice Department says in court filings.

USA: Anti-smoking Measures Gain in Tobacco Country
by David M. HalbfingerNew York Times
March 4th, 2003
LEXINGTON, Ky., Feb. 26 The tobacco patches that cover the hilltops near here are dusted with snow, their sheds locked up till the spring thaw. But what is occupying farmers and politicians across Kentucky, the Carolinas and the rest of tobacco country seems as improbable as a blizzard in August.

Burma: Tobacco Giant under Pressure to Pull Out of Joint Venture
by Bob BurtonInterPress Service
March 4th, 2003
CANBERRA- Ahead of its mid-April annual general meeting, British American Tobacco (BAT) is facing increasing pressure from human rights groups in Asia and elsewhere to withdraw from a joint-venture partnership with the Burmese military regime.

UK: Former Tobacco Executive Faces Embarrassment over Burma Link
by Alison Maitland and Jean EagleshamFinancial Times
November 12th, 2002
Kenneth Clarke, former chancellor and deputy chairman of British American Tobacco, faces severe embarrassment today over revelations that he criticised companies investing in Burma -- where BAT has a joint venture with the military junta.

Iraq: Despite Embargo, Baghdad Gets Winstons; Who's to Blame?
by Steve Stecklow and Alix M. FreedmanThe Wall St. Journal
October 30th, 2002
Immediately after the Persian Gulf War ended in 1991, billions of Winstons and other American-brand cigarettes began turning up inside Iraq. Even now,the flow continues.Under U.S. trade sanctions, companies that make cigarettes in the U.S. can't knowingly sell them in the Iraqi market -- either directly or through intermediaries -- unless they obtain a license from the U.S. government.

UK: Tobacco Advertising Ban Passed
by Mike PeacockReuters
October 21st, 2002
LONDON -- Legislation to ban tobacco advertising in Britain cleared its last parliamentary hurdle on Monday and is set to become law.

World: WHO Chief Renews Attack on Tobacco
by Clare NullisAssociated Press
October 15th, 2002
GENEVA -- Warning that delay means more deaths, World Health Organization chief Gro Harlem Brundtland urged governments Tuesday to agree to sweeping anti-smoking restrictions and tighter controls on the tobacco industry.

Brazil: Tobacco Makes Farmers Sick
by Jim LobeOneWorld US
February 4th, 2002
Tobacco companies are jeopardizing the health of Third World tobacco farmers who are required to use dangerous pesticides under exclusive contracts that hook them to company credits, according to a report released Monday by a major development group.

Japan: Tobacco Firm to Profit from Cancer Vaccine
by Sarah BoseleyThe Observer
November 11th, 2001
One of the world's biggest tobacco companies aims to make billions of pounds from the diseases caused by cigarette smoking through deals with biotech companies for the exclusive rights to market future lung cancer vaccines.

USA: Oil Firms Fund 'Tobacco Terrorism'
by John CreedAnchorage Daily News
November 7th, 2001
We interrupt our regularly scheduled sense of decency for the following heart-breaking news bulletin: A huge tobacco company is spreading disease across our state with help from Williams Alaska Petroleum and Tesoro Alaska.