Tobacco firms, feds reach deal on issuing statements that they lied about smoking dangers

  • Article by: MICHAEL FELBERBAUM , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 10, 2014 - 4:02 PM

RICHMOND, Va. — The nation's tobacco companies and the federal government have reached an agreement on publishing corrective statements that say the companies lied about the dangers of smoking and requires them to disclose smoking's health effects, including the death on average of 1,200 people a day.

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billybillyJan. 10, 14 4:25 PM

Not enough.

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forpeopleJan. 10, 14 5:16 PM

In addition to telling the truth about cigarette smoking and about the suffering it causes, the tobacco companies should be prevented from profiteering off of smoking. There is no difference between selling tobacco and other dangerous drugs that disable and kill. If I believed in the effectiveness of jails, I definitely would think these tobacco company executives belong there.

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jimjimjimjimJan. 10, 14 5:28 PM

How about the government return all the tobacco tax money to the smokers. The government knew that smoking was harmful and yet they profited from it anyway. It is obvious the government endorses smoking but pretends it wants people to quit.

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allotropeJan. 10, 14 5:51 PM

So they admit to essentially conspiring to kill 400,000+ people a year in America alone, and they're off the hook by paying (for some ads!) so the media won't squawk too loud? Nice deal. Liberty and justice for all, amen.

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