Tobacco Companies Must Admit They Lied, Judge Rules

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Six years ago, tobacco companies were convicted of racketeering because they conspired to hide the health risks of cigarette smoking. Now the judge in that case has ordered them to do more than warn potential smokers. They'll have to admit that they lied. "All cigarettes cause cancer, lung disease, heart attacks and premature death" is just one of the so-called "corrective statements" proposed by the Justice Department. US District Judge Gladys Kessler has ruled that this and others must be part of cigarette marketing. Tom Schoenberg is federal courts reporter for Bloomberg News.

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