May 16, 2002 |
UST Inc. must pay $1.05 billion to Conwood Co. for monopolizing part of the smokeless tobacco market, a U.S. appeals court ruled. Conwood, maker of Kodiak brand snuff tobacco, sued UST in 1998. Greenwich, Conn.-based UST makes the Copenhagen and Skoal brands of snuff, a ground-up moist tobacco that users place between the lip and gum.
December 18, 2007 |
The future of the U.S. tobacco industry came into sharper focus Monday when Loews Corp. said it would spin off its Lorillard cigarette subsidiary, positioning the maker of Newport, Kent and True brands to compete with rivals that are aggressively looking to replace cigarettes as a source of revenue.
July 25, 1995 |
A lawsuit was filed against makers of chewing tobacco and snuff Monday, accusing them of trying to hook young people in what experts said was the first action of its kind against the smokeless tobacco industry. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Wichita, Kan., against United States Tobacco Co. and other defendants, claims that manufacturers of smokeless tobacco promoted products to teen-agers and hid the addictive nature of nicotine.
February 16, 1992 |
When 17-year-old Todd Dittman must lose weight before a wrestling match, he puts wads of snuff between his cheek and gum. "It's a good substitute when you can't eat because you're trying to make your weight," says Dittman of Blacksville, a senior at Clay-Battelle High School. "I don't think it hurts me at all. But I haven't been using it that long. I'll quit before I get cancer." A classmate, senior Shawn Tennant, 17, says he "rubs" smokeless tobacco to relax.