You have to consider the source, but a new study funded by a consortium of the Minnesota Wholesale Marketers Association, a bunch of gas stations, and big tobacco finds that the increased cigarette and tobacco taxes that went into effect last year are having a devastating impact on businesses.The ta ... More >>
In 1998, then-Minnesota Attorney General "Skip" Humphrey and Philip Morris reached a $6.1 billion settlement after the state alleged that the tobacco company used deceptive marketing, advertising, and research to encourage people to smoke. The settlement barred any future lawsuits regarding Philip M ... More >>
Court of appeals agrees: City Pages can examine tobacco settlement records
A longtime antismoking advocate just says no to billboards
Two years after picking billions of dollars out of Big Tobacco's pocket, state officials are still having trouble polishing their next trick: Figuring out how to spend it
Minnesota's deal with Big Tobacco was supposed to be worth $6 billion. But what if the golden goose lays an egg?
He's been thrown out of court on his ear, but Roger Conant is still railing about the legal fees from the tobacco settlement
He's done Amway. He's sold cable TV. But this cyber-cig deal, says Kevin Kintzi, is the real McCoy.
Hennepin County leads the next round of tobacco litigation
Millions of tobacco-industry documents find a home in the crammed back rooms of the Depot
Dying for a smoke: For decades now, the American public has died for the Marlboro Man's sins. Today, he's ready to die for ours.
State ethics officials use fuzzy logic to dismiss complaints about Gov. Arne Carlson's Cigarette-Company Junket
Arne Carlson's sudden announcement of support for the proposed U.S. settlement with cigarette manufacturers raises new questions about a vacation the governor and his wife took to Australia last year with Phillip Morris execs.