Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Judge orders tobacco companies to admit deception

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.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/27/us-usa-tobacco-idUSBRE8AQ18A20121127