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2008-09-12 10:30:00

Cigarettes are politically and culturally despised. Doctors condemn them. They cost too much, approaching $5 a pack. States keep banning them from friendly indoor places (but take the taxes).

2008-09-10 03:00:15

The parent company of cigarette-maker Philip Morris USA yesterday said reports that it was close to acquiring smokeless tobacco company UST Inc.

2008-09-07 12:00:14

By Andrew Ross Sorkin and Andrew Martin Altria Group is in advanced talks to buy UST, the maker of the popular Skoal and Copenhagen smokeless tobacco brands, for more than $10 billion, people with close knowledge of the negotiations said. The terms could not be learned.

2008-07-15 15:00:38

We'll say one thing for those "smokes" lollies with the red tips. They may have mimicked adult cigarettes and helped entice generations of kids into a deadly habit, but they weren't, themselves, carcinogenic.

2008-03-02 03:00:23

By Morrison, Margaret A Krugman, Dean M; Park, Pumsoon Objectives.

2007-03-20 09:00:52

Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) today announced the distribution ratio for its previously announced spin-off of Kraft Foods Inc. (NYSE: KFT). Altria shareholders will receive 0.692024 of a share of Kraft for each share of Altria common stock held as of 5:00 p.m.

2007-01-31 12:00:42

The Board of Directors of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) today voted to authorize the spin-off of all shares of Kraft Foods Inc. (NYSE: KFT) owned by Altria to Altria's shareholders.

2006-08-17 22:58:58

By Peter Kaplan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cigarette makers escaped major financial penalties on Thursday, even though a federal judge found them liable for violating racketeering laws in a decades-long conspiracy to hide the dangers of smoking. U.S.

2006-08-17 19:03:22

By Peter Kaplan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cigarette makers escaped major financial penalties on Thursday, even though a federal judge found them liable for violating racketeering laws in a decades-long conspiracy to hide the dangers of smoking. U.S.

2006-08-17 18:27:37

By Peter Kaplan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cigarette makers escaped major financial penalties on Thursday, even though a federal judge found them liable for violating racketeering laws in a decades-long conspiracy to hide the dangers of smoking. U.S.


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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
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