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Should tobacco product sales be banned during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Apr 13, 2020
Some health groups point to early research that indicates smoking and vaping can make COVID-19 symptoms worse.
Some medical experts think that smoking and vaping can make symptoms worse.
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FDA may seek to regulate menthol and e-cigarettes

Nov 12, 2018
Regulatory changes would face a process that could take years and face litigation.
 Menthol cigarettes are seen for sale on a shelf at a Quick Stop store on March 30, 2010 in Miami, Florida. 
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Big tobacco could get bigger

Oct 21, 2016
British American Tobacco's $47 billion bid to take over Reynolds American signals the U.S. cigarette market is still very profitable.

Tobacco farmers see green in indigo

Sep 8, 2016
One company offers growers a way to raise the dye plant instead.
Farmers David Fulton ,left, and Larry Williams inspect a sprig of indigo in Fulton's field. They primarily farm tobacco.
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As cigarette sales shrink, so do tobacco settlement payouts to states

Apr 15, 2016
Critics say not enough of the money goes to smoking prevention programs.
States are seeing about a 4.5 percent decrease in settlement payments from the tobacco industry each year.
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