Judge Rules Against Big Tobacco

17 08 2006

Source: Judge rules against Big Tobacco – Aug. 17, 2006

This almost turns me around from the whole Mel’s all swell ruling.


U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler ruled Thursday that the tobacco industry engaged in racketeering, finding in favor of the government in its lawsuit against the tobacco industry in a 1,653-page ruling.Kessler said the tobacco companies had engaged in a decades-long conspiracy to hide the dangers of smoking, and ordered them to take out newspaper ads detailing smoking’s health effects. The companies were also ordered to stop using such descriptors as “low tar,” “light,” ultra light,” “mild” or “natural” that might imply it is not dangerous.

“We are pleased with the court’s finding of liability on the part of the defendants, but disappointed that the court did not impose all of the remedies sought by the government,” the Justice Department said in a written statement. “Nevertheless, we are hopeful that the remedies that were imposed by the court can have a significant, positive impact on the health of the American public.”

I’m going to brutally honest.  If you are alive right now and you don’t already know that smoking kills, then you need to be darwinized.  Honestly, who is fooled by anything a Tobacco company does?  But at least Big Tobacco last a Big Federal suit.

Yay America.



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