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Big Tobacco's court-ordered ads make their debut

CNN reached out to major tobacco companies for comment about their ad campaigns during this era. Only R.J. Reynolds, maker of Newport, Camel and Pall Mall, replied. "I am not in a position to provide any insights or comments on advertisements that are mo
CNN
added Nov 22, 2017 03:41
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Court-­‐Ordered Corrective Statements Remedy: Implementation Details (PDF)

Implementation details are still being finalized for the company websites and cigarette packs. Television: The Defendant tobacco companies will purchase television ads with text and voice-­‐over containing one of the five corrective statements. The ads
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Nov 21, 2017 14:12
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Text of Court-Ordered Corrective Statements: United States v. Philip Morris USA Inc. (PDF)

A Federal Court has ordered Altria, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, Lorillard, and Philip Morris USA to make this statement about the health effects of smoking.  Smoking kills, on average, 1,200 Americans. Every day.  More people die every year from smoking tha
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Nov 21, 2017 14:09
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Starting this Week, Tobacco Companies Must Run Court-Ordered Ads Telling the Truth about Their Lethal Products

The tobacco companies are not running these ads voluntarily or because of a legal settlement. They were ordered to do so by a federal court that found they engaged in massive wrongdoing that has resulted in “a staggering number of deaths per year, an imme
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Nov 21, 2017 14:07
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U.S. RACKETEERING VERDICT / BIG TOBACCO GUILTY AS CHARGED

For the past 11 years, the tobacco companies have filed appeal after appeal and repeatedly sought to water down and delay the corrective statements. They ended their appeals earlier this year, and the judge overseeing the case issued an order directing t
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Nov 21, 2017 14:06
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Big Tobacco's anti-smoking ads begin after decade of delay

But years of legal pushback by the industry over every detail means the ads will be less hard-hitting than what was proposed. Tobacco control experts say the campaign — built around network TV and newspapers — will not reach people when they are young an
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 21, 2017 13:34
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After a Long Holdout, Tobacco Companies to Issue Mea Culpas

Although Justice Department lawyers failed to extract the billions in damages that they sought, and many observers thought they gained, at most, a moral victory, public health advocates are hailing the corrective statements. “The tobacco companies, for
FairWarning
added Nov 21, 2017 13:33
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[Minnesota] Tobacco Companies Forced to Correct Lies About Deadly Products After Two-Decade Legal Battle

"Tobacco companies now seek to portray themselves as responsible corporate citizens working to curb smoking, when in fact their actions are the root cause of tobacco's horrific impact,"... In Minnesota, tobacco companies spend more than $115 million annu
PR Newswire
added Nov 21, 2017 13:04
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[Pennsylvania] Tobacco industry starts major ad campaign - against its own deadly products

“I think the really important thing here is the truth,” said Diane Phillips, who directs lobbying efforts in Pennsylvania for the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network. “We have known the truth and let the public know. But finally, the industry
Philly.com
added Nov 20, 2017 15:42
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5 Tobacco Corrective Statements and what they mean for Oklahomans

Smoking kills, on average, 1,200 Americans. Every day. ...That means the families of 7,500 people in this state alone are without their loved one because of tobacco. That means that 7,500 people won’t have the chance to celebrate another holiday or birthd
The Oklahoman
added Nov 20, 2017 15:33
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