Tobacco Industry Settles With States

December 1, 1998

WASHINGTON-As Oncology News International went to press, the tobacco industry and more than 40 state attorneys general were in final negotiations of a settlement worth approximately $206 over 25 years. The settlement will reimburse the states for Medicare spending on smoking-related illnesses, place some limits on cigarette advertising, and result in a substantial increase in cigarette prices. Look for a full analysis of the settlement in the January issue.

WASHINGTON—As Oncology News International went to press, the tobacco industry and more than 40 state attorneys general were in final negotiations of a settlement worth approximately $206 over 25 years. The settlement will reimburse the states for Medicare spending on smoking-related illnesses, place some limits on cigarette advertising, and result in a substantial increase in cigarette prices. Look for a full analysis of the settlement in the January issue.