US Tobacco Companies Forced to Run Ads Admitting Cigarettes are Addictive and Smoking Kills

Millions of Americans have opened their Sunday morning newspapers to find full page advertisements from tobacco companies with statements saying that smoking kills and cigarettes are intentionally designed to get people addicted.

The companies will also pay for television ads running between 30 and 45 seconds with the same message to air on major television networks at prime time, five nights a week for a year.

The “corrective statements” have been ordered by the US Federal Court and come after a 19-year legal battle with the US Department of Justice.

US Tobacco Companies Forced to Run Ads Admitting Cigarettes are Addictive and Smoking Kills

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