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  • John O'Quinn dies at 68; Texas personal-injury lawyer

    John O'Quinn dies at 68; Texas personal-injury lawyer
    Flamboyant lawyer John O'Quinn, who won billions in verdicts against makers of breast implants, pharmaceuticals and tobacco products, died Thursday in a traffic wreck. He was 68. Police said O'Quinn and a passenger were killed when the sport-utility...
  • Yes on 1A, 1C, 1D, 1E and 1F

    Most of the measures on the May 19 special election ballot would help California begin to climb out of its current budget mess while laying a foundation for later, more thoughtful and more far-reaching reform. The Times recommends a yes vote on...
  • Yes on Propositions 1D and 1E

    Yes on Propositions 1D and 1E
    Propositions 1D and 1E would take money away from two of the most vulnerable populations in California -- low-income children and the mentally ill. They would counter the will of the voters, who chose to create special taxes to fund progressive new...
  • Another journal refuses tobacco-sponsored research

     
    The online, open-access journal PLoS Medicine said this week that it will no longer accept for publication reports of research sponsored by tobacco companies. The journal joins two of its sister publications, PLoS Biology and PLoS One, in formally...
  • Free speech for tobacco companies, or truth in advertising?

     
    A federal judge in Kentucky earlier this week overturned two of the marketing restrictions in the new federal tobacco law, including a ban on color and graphics in most tobacco advertising. Several tobacco makers sued in August to block the......
  • Don’t hold your breath for the 2009 tobacco control report

     
    The American Lung Assn.’s 2009 report: People smoke, close to the same rate as they did last year, and six states do nothing to help Medicaid recipients quit. Funny, that sounds a heck of a lot like some of the......
  • L.A. earns 'C' grade for tobacco-control policy; California fails in tobacco-fighting spending

     
    The American Lung Assn. has given Los Angeles an overall “C” for its tobacco-control policies and an “F” for failing to pass ordinances that would keep secondhand smoke out of homes, particularly multi-unit housing. The grades came out in the........
  • 'Desperate Housewives' actress Kathryn Joosten diagnosed with recurrence of lung cancer

     
    Kathryn Joosten, best known for her feisty old lady roles on "Northern Exposure," "West Wing" and "Desperate Housewives," has had a recurrence of the lung cancer that she beat back in 2001. But Kathryn is as tough as her characters......
  • Feds ban candy- and fruit-flavored cigarettes

     
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration launched a ban on cigarettes with fruit, candy or clove flavors today. The ban, authorized by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, represents a national effort by the FDA to reduce an......
  • FDA bans flavored cigarettes

     
    The Food and Drug Administration said this morning that it is, effective immediately, banning cigarettes with fruit, candy or clove flavors because they lure adolescents into smoking. "Almost 90% of adult smokers start smoking as teenagers. These flavored...
  • For Congress, election imperils balanced budget

    Facing an out-of-whack federal budget and a ballooning debt, congressional Democrats made a simple pledge when they took power in January: If lawmakers increased spending or cut the taxes needed to pay bills, they would find money elsewhere to balance the...