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Judge orders tobacco
companies to admit deception

Reuters, by David Ingram

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 11/27/2012 8:59:15 PM

Washington - Major tobacco companies that spent decades denying they lied to the U.S. public about the dangers of cigarettes must spend their own money on a public advertising campaign saying they did lie, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday. The ruling sets out what might be the harshest sanction to come out of a historic case that the Justice Department brought in 1999 accusing the tobacco companies of racketeering. U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler wrote that the new advertising campaign would be an appropriate counterweight to the companies´ "past deception" dating to at least 1964.

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Al Gore once owned a tobacco farm in Tennessee. Will his face suddenly light up a cigarette carton, with free carbon credits inside each pack?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Coy860, 11/27/2012 9:04:30 PM     (No. 9036761)

What about all the State governments who sued the companies, claiming they would use the millions awarded for smoking cessation programs and childrens´ anti smoking campaigns and instead used them for pet projects? Is that deception?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 11/27/2012 9:15:09 PM     (No. 9036770)

Judge Kessler was appointed by Bill Clinton.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bluefindad, 11/27/2012 9:23:16 PM     (No. 9036783)

Boy, that´ll teach ´em!

Maybe we should put Fast and Furious and Benghazi before this judge.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: FenwayFrank, 11/27/2012 10:09:38 PM     (No. 9036842)

The entire obama adminstration, and everything about obama himself, is far more deceptive and deadly.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 11/27/2012 10:41:47 PM     (No. 9036866)

It´s not the tobacco, it´s the additives.
Otherwise, every tobacco farmer in the country and their helpers would have cancer.

Ever notice the anti-tobacco ads are in the middle of the night ?

When they put tobacco companies out of business, try to remember a large part of their market is export. How many Chinese have lung cancer ?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: KTWO, 11/27/2012 11:01:21 PM     (No. 9036892)

Mixed feelings. The tobacco companies are no doubt guilty. So to Hell with them.

But can´t the courts ever finish with this matter? Ban the product, raze the companies, hang the executives, rape their wives, sell their kids into slavery in Africa. And shut up.

A cash cow for lawyers. Will cases be going on in 2112?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Manitouman, 11/27/2012 11:12:49 PM     (No. 9036902)

What´s with all the posts from Roy Ters? Never liked the dude as a writer and don´t read any of his literary efforts.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: SGMIsles, 11/27/2012 11:24:17 PM     (No. 9036913)

I have no sympathy for any smoker that gets lung cancer. Movies in the 1930´s claimed they were bad for ones health. The labels and warnings have been on cigarette packs for 40 years. Smokers need to take responsibility for for their own actions.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bugger, 11/28/2012 4:42:22 AM     (No. 9037017)

Was this article about having sympathy for smokers who get cancer? Didn´t think so, this just shows you how effective the constant drumbeat of propaganda is and why so many people still blame Bush for everything.

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