US District Judge Gladys Kessler has ordered american tobacco companies to publish corrective statements admitting they lied about the dangers of tobacco and manipulated tobacco and cigarettes to increase addiction.
Among the statements required- Tobacco kills more americans thab murder,suicide, drugs and alcohol, AIDS, and car crashes combined. Phew.
The ruling is part of the 13 year old RICO case brought against the tobacco companies.
Hurray. Another nail in the coffin of a product sometimes called coffin nails. Full disclosure- I am a smoker. I roll ny own from natural, additive free tobacco. And it is still the most addictive substance I have ever encountered. 2nd only to sugars- particularly high fructose corn syrup. Far more addictive then crack cocaine. Heroin. Methamphetamine. The most addictive substance known to mankind- and one they still felt the need to manipulate to make even more addictive.
Now, let’s see if the courts or the FDA can resurrect the european style graphic warning labels on cigarettte packs that are proposed– but being fought…