‘Smoking kills,’ US tobacco firms say in court-ordered ads

Smoking kills an average 1,200 Americans daily, US tobacco companies admitted Sunday in court-ordered “corrective statements” published in newspapers. The ads began appearing 11 years after District Judge Gladys Kessler, in a 1,682-page opinion, ruled in 2006 that the companies violated racketeering laws by deceiving the public for decades on the health dangers of smoking. She…



One Response to “‘Smoking kills,’ US tobacco firms say in court-ordered ads”

  1. J.J. Surbeck says:

    Apply this to the cell phones / cell towers industry, and you will have an idea of what’s going to happen a number of years from now, only on a much bigger scale (not everybody smoked, whereas everyone has a cell phone today). While the telecommunications industry, with the deepest pockets in history after the oil industry, has been so far successful in keeping a lid on it, the increasing array of evidence linking brain cancers and quasi universal cell phone / WiFi use is bound to trigger a huge backlash. History is repeating itself. Different actors, same play. Just you watch this iteration unfold.

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