Vt. suit against R.J. Reynolds resumes trial

After a two-month break, trial resumes today in a suit in which the state of Vermont charges that R.J. Reynolds claimed a new cigarette was safer for smokers without scientific data to back its claim.

Civil trial under way in suit over advertising

An expert on smoking and health says R.J. Reynolds relied on suspect data to support its claim that smokers of its Eclipse cigarettes may face less risk than smokers of conventional cigarettes.