Thursday, November 29, 2012

Tobacco Companies Must Admit Deception, Orders Judge

In the "big tobacco" case of United States v. Philip Morris USA, Inc., Senior Judge Gladys Kessler has ruled that tobacco companies must issue "corrective statements" about the health consequences of smoking, their deception as to the true dangers of cigarettes and secondhand smoke, and their design of cigarettes to make them more addictive.

You can read the entire order here, at Harvard's Bill of Health blog.

Wall Street Journal Law Blog

Consumerist

Chicago Tribune