The Tobacco Settlement, 10 Years Later
November 13, 2008 The drop continues a decades-long decline that, despite having slowed in recent years, has brought the smoking rate below 20 percent for the first time since the government started keeping track in the 1960s.
November 17, 2008 The 1998 tobacco case was the largest civil settlement in U.S. history, and it had far-reaching implications for states and tobacco companies. Ten years later, one of the major players in the case is governor of Washington, while another is in a Kentucky prison.
November 18, 2008 For decades, tobacco companies advertised on TV, radio, billboards and magazine pages. When the 1998 tobacco settlement put an end to that, they began targeting smokers online and in person. Now the industry spends twice as much on marketing as it did 10 years ago.