Tobacco company Altria Group Inc. is launching its first electronic cigarette under the MarkTen brand in Indiana starting in August and expanding its smokeless product offerings.Full story
Big tobacco companies are taking notice of the potential $1 billion e-cigarette business, but critics say there's not enough information about the potential health risks associated with the product, reports CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis.
Bloomberg Businessweek's Paul Barrett writes in the magazine's latest issue about why gun makers fear the NRA, and he joins Morning Joe to discuss his research.
Former Ohio congressman Bob Ney is a convicted felon who is blowing the whistle on John Boehner's past. Ed Schultz spoke to Ney on his radio show today and he spilled the beans on Boehner's relationships with special interest groups and more.
Rachel Maddow draws parallels between Big Tobacco's use of a marketing-managed fake citizen action group to shield itself from public rancor and the gun industry's use of the NRA to not only advocate for its business interests but to draw away the spotlight from the real players on the issue of gun
Rachel Maddow describes how the tobacco industry used a citizen smoker front group to be the face of its lobbying in order to shield itself from the political fallout of its own deadly product.
MSNBC host Steve Kornacki and Democratic strategist Julian Epstein delve into the strategy of some pro-gun lobbyists whose tactics – from ads to heckling – do themselves no favors; and then analyze the gun industry’s stunning sales pitch to kids.
Jeffrey S. Wigand, who has made controversial disclosures about the tobacco industry, speaks with reporters outside of Federal Court, Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, in Washington. The Justice Department is suing the tobacco industry for $280 billion for conspiring to deceive the public about health risks as