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Federal Court Orders Tobacco Industry to Tell the Truth

It only took 11 years!

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Recently, the major tobacco companies have been ordered to run ads in local, national papers and on T.V. telling the American people the truth about the deadly consequences of smoking and secondhand smoke. A federal court in 2006 ordered the companies to make these “corrective statements” after finding them guilty of breaking civil racketeering laws and lying to the public about the dangers of smoking and how they marketed to children. The ads have now begun to run after 11 years of appeals by the tobacco companies aimed at weakening the statements. 

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