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The News Keeps Breaking Big Tobacco’s Way

Tweet Last week, Big Tobacco players Altria, Lorillard, and Reynolds American closed out a 13-year legal battle with a victory. These tobacco companies and others were sued by the city of St. Louis and 37 area hospitals for nearly $455 million in a bid to recover costs from 1993 to 2010 of treating smoking-related illnesses for patients who were unable to pay. The hospitals claimed that the industry had purposely produced an “unreasonably d ... Jump to full article >>

Smoking ban is a victory for public health

Tweet The days are dwindling down to a precious few for those who like to light up at their favorite watering hole. For the rest of us, May 1 can’t come soon enough. That is the day smoking will be prohibited in almost all Michigan bars and restaurants. Some complain the new law snuffs out a personal right, and restaurant owners plead that their businesses will be ruined if they can’t cater to smokers. Realizing there is little to be ... Jump to full article >>