WASHINGTON - Scientists who have devoted years developing medicines to cure disease are now working for tobacco companies to make e-cigarettes.
Philip Morris International Inc has hired more than 400 scientists and technical staff at its research facility in Neuchatel, Switzerland, including toxicologists, chemists, biologists, biostatisticians and regulatory affairs experts.
GENEVA - Ukraine has suspended a case it was pursuing through the World Trade Organization aimed at overturning Australia's strict tobacco packaging laws, a WTO panel of adjudicators said in a statement published on Wednesday.
The California Senate voted on Tuesday in favor of a bill to raise the legal smoking age in the most populous U.S. state to 21 from 18, the age at which state residents are currently allowed to purchase tobacco products, the Sacramento Bee reported.
NEW YORK - The three largest U.S. tobacco companies on Tuesday dropped their lawsuit accusing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of exceeding its authority by closely monitoring the content of their product labels after the agency said it would reconsider its rules.
Jessica Dye and Jonathan Stempel
June 02, 2015
HARARE - Fifteen years after Zimbabwe's agriculture sector collapsed in the face of President Robert Mugabe's seizure of white-owned farms, its tobacco industry is again booming, with black farmers funded by private firms producing a near record crop.
U.S. business and agriculture groups have urged Pacific trading partners not to exclude tobacco from investment protection rules in a new free trade deal under negotiation, warning it would set a bad precedent.
RICHMOND, Va. — 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.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Recent heavy rains that soaked Kentucky delivered a late-season setback to some tobacco farmers as their leaf ripens, dampening their hopes for a bumper crop after a couple of drought years.
Work has begun on a garden to grow the ingredients for traditional tobacco in an effort to reduce the number of American Indian youths who use commercial tobacco.
June 17, 2009
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