Tobacco company ordered to pay $23B in damages

Tobacco company ordered to pay $23B in damages

PENSACOLA, Fla., July 19 (UPI) --R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company ordered to pay more than $23 billion in damages to Cynthia Robinson.
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One shot at N.C. high school, suspect held

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- One person was being treated for a gunshot wound and a suspect was in custody after a shooting Friday at a high school in Winston-Salem, N.C., police said.

Family awarded $37.5M from tobacco company for mom who smoked as teen

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 2 (UPI) -- The family of a Florida woman who died at age 38 after smoking for more than 20 years says they have won $37.5 million in a suit against a tobacco company.

Vermont fines R.J. Reynolds Tobacco $8.3 million for false advertising

MONTPELIER, Vt., June 5 (UPI) -- A Vermont judge ordered R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. to stop deceptive advertising and pay $8.3 million to the state in penalties.

Supreme Court declines tobacco appeal

WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to review a $28.3 million verdict against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco in the death of a Florida smoker.
CDC starts graphic anti-smoking campaign

CDC starts graphic anti-smoking campaign

ATLANTA, March 15 (UPI) -- An ad campaign showing the shattered lives and bodies dealing with the realities of smoking-related diseases aims to get smokers to quit, U.S. officials say.

Jury awards no damages in smoking death

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., July 20 (UPI) -- A Florida jury has held tobacco companies partly responsible for a woman's death but awarded her husband nothing.

Lawyer says Big Tobacco squashed deal

MIAMI, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Attorneys in a tobacco suit say three companies conspired to kill a deal that would have given $10 million to flight attendants suing over second-hand smoke.
Canada fines tobacco firms for smuggling

Canada fines tobacco firms for smuggling

OTTAWA, April 14 (UPI) -- The Canadian government has hit two major tobacco companies with $550 million in fines and civil damages related to 10 years of cross-border smuggling.

Cigarette company cleared in legal dispute

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- An appeals court in Ohio has ruled the R.J. Reynolds cigarette company did not intentionally target youths with an advertisement in Rolling Stone magazine.

Company accused of bypassing tobacco rules

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- A major U.S. tobacco company appears to be trying to bypass federal rules on product marketing with new branding approaches, researchers say.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008.
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States target Rolling Stone ad

HARTFORD , Conn., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Eight states have filed a lawsuit this week against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco over its advertising spread in the 40th Anniversary issue of Rolling Stone magazine.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007.
By United Press International

Report: NASCAR to switch to Sprint

BRISTOL, Conn., June 21 (UPI) -- ESPN.com reported Thursday that Sprint will replace Nextel as the sponsor of NASCAR auto races and the championship points race in 2008.
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Richard Joshua "R. J." Reynolds (July 20, 1850 - July 29, 1918) was an American businessman and founder of the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.

The son of a tobacco farmer, he worked for his father and attended Emory and Henry College from 1868 to 1870, eventually graduating from Bryant and Stratton Business College in Baltimore. He sold his share of the family business in 1874 and moved south to Winston-Salem, North Carolina to start his own tobacco company. Reynolds was a savvy businessman and a hard worker, and he quickly became one of the wealthiest citizens of Winston-Salem; eventually, he was the wealthiest person in the state of North Carolina. He died in 1918 of pancreatic cancer.

Reynolds was born on July 20, 1850, at Rock Spring Plantation near Critz, Patrick County, Virginia, to Nancy Jane Cox Reynolds and Hardin Reynolds, a tobacco farmer and slaveowner.

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