Continued Tobacco Industry Deception

JAMA also reports the shocking (or not) news that Philip Morris, RJR, et al. continue to deceive the public with false advertising about tar and nicotine levels in their cigarettes. “At the November 13 hearing, Sen Frank R. Lautenberg (D, NJ), who chaired the session, said he had uncovered a lengthy history of false and deceptive cigarette ratings and marketing practices. “It is now clear that the tobacco industry has been aware of the inaccuracy of these ratings for more than 3 decades,” said Lautenberg. … Cigarette manufacturers Altria Group Inc (Philip Morris International) and R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co were called to the hearing but refused to attend.” The Supremes will take a listen next.

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