Gov't and big tobacco in dispute over...

Gov't and big tobacco in dispute over proposed ads

There are 7 comments on the Darien News-Review story from Feb 26, 2011, titled Gov't and big tobacco in dispute over proposed ads. In it, Darien News-Review reports that:

The Justice Department wants the largest cigarette manufacturers to admit that they lied to the public about the dangers of smoking, forcing the industry to set up and pay for an advertising campaign of self-criticism for past behavior.

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john

Eatontown, NJ

#1 Feb 27, 2011
what great advertisment. keep up the good work.
JCS

United States

#2 Feb 27, 2011
Wonderful enlightening article, and advertising...Like John said..Keep up the GOOD work !!
xparte

Highland, NY

#3 Feb 27, 2011
Oh, they gonna fight, are they? The government should've thrown their asses behind bars for lying under oath to begin with. Any decision that stops short of actual jail term should be considered a bargain by those scoundrels!
Hugh Jass

Nashville, TN

#4 Mar 1, 2011
xparte wrote:
Oh, they gonna fight, are they? The government should've thrown their asses behind bars for lying under oath to begin with. Any decision that stops short of actual jail term should be considered a bargain by those scoundrels!
Actually, if RICO violations and the individual examples of fraud constitute a felony, then every death attributable to those actions is a murder, isn't it?

Of course, the argument there would be that it is impossible to prove how many of the people killed by smoking would have been killed by smoking even if the tobacco companies had not committed the frauds, and which were which, and therefore no action can be taken. This is basically the same argument that got the companies out of a huge portion of the monetary settlement initially levied against them ("You can't prove how much of the gross [term used advisedly] profit would not have been obtained by legal methods since it's all mixed in together, so you can't take any of our ill-gotten gains").
ItsAFact

Frederick, MD

#5 Mar 1, 2011
Hugh Jass wrote:
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You certainly are!
Hugh Jass

Nashville, TN

#6 Mar 2, 2011
ItsAFact wrote:
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Oh, what clever, pithy reparte. Not, I think.
Hugh Jass

Nashville, TN

#7 Mar 2, 2011
It isn't difficult to find pages with graphics of the type desired/disputed here.

Many countries on several continents have taken this step--the US is well behind the curve.

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