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CDC director resigns over her 'financial interests' in tobacco companies
The director of the Centers for Disease Control has resigned, according to the Department of Health and Human Services, in the wake of her "financial interests" coming under scrutiny. Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald had invested in stock at tobacco companies only a month after assuming her role at a federal
MLB Legend Tony Gwynn's Family Filing Wrongful Death Lawsuit
A lawsuit involving within of baseball's biggest stars. The family of the late Tony Gwynn filed a wrongful death suit against the tobacco industry saying chewing tobacco caused the oral cancer that killed him. Reporter: Tony Gwynn was one of baseball's icons inspiring fans around the world until
Tony Gwynn's family files wrongful death suit against tobacco industry
The family of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against tobacco companies, saying Gwynn was urged to use the smokeless tobacco that eventually led to the cancer that killed him. The suit was filed by Gwynn's son Tony Gwynn Jr., widow Alicia Gwynn, and daughter Anisha
New FDA Regulations Won't Slow Down Big Tobacco, Analysts Say
Major regulations for e-cigarettes and tobacco products announced this week may not do much to slow down the largest tobacco companies, analysts tell ABC News. E-cigarettes will face new regulations by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, including requirements that affect manufacturing,
Sports With Reena
ABC's Reena Ninan gives her take on some of the latest sports news and highlights.
Reynolds' Lorillard Deal to Reshape Tobacco Industry
Morning Money Memo… Where there’s smoke there’s a merger. Reynolds American says it will buy its smaller rival Lorillard for $27.4 billion. The complicated cash and debt deal will reshape the U.S. tobacco industry with more significant competition for Altria Group, which makes Marlboro, by...
Big Tobacco's Tricks Make Cigarettes More Harmful, Group Claims
Design changes by tobacco companies in recent decades have made cigarettes “more addictive, more attractive to kids and even more deadly,”according to a health report released today by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. The report concluded that cigarettes are more harmful today than in 1964 ...
Cigarette Makers Turn to E-Cigs to Fire Up Profits
Morning Business Memo…. Here’s a burning question for the tobacco industry. How do you pump up profits when cigarette sales are falling? The answer, as in so many other industries, may begin with an “e”. Marlboro maker Altria Group – the largest US cigarette manufacturer...
CDC Launches Graphic Anti-Smoking Campaign
A Tip From a Former Smoker: Terrie, a frail, bald and toothless 51-year-old woman explains to viewers in her achingly raspy smoker voice how she gets ready for her day. We see her putting in false teeth, adjusting her wig and placing her hands-free voice...
Tobacco Companies Knew of Radiation in Cigarettes, Covered It Up
Tobacco companies knew that cigarettes contained a radioactive substance called polonium-210, but hid that knowledge from the public for over four decades, a new study of historical documents revealed. Scientists from the University of California, Los Angeles, reviewed 27 previously unanalyzed