A U.S. district court has ordered tobacco companies to issue and to pay for “corrective statements” in order to rectify decades of lying and manipulation.
Here is what you can expect on the Lack of Significant Health Benefits from Smoking “Low Tar,” “Light,” “Ultra-Light,” “Mild,” and “Natural” Cigarettes:
A Federal Court has ruled that the Defendant tobacco companies deliberately deceived the American public by falsely selling and advertising low tar and light cigarettes as less harmful than regular cigarettes and has ordered those companies to make this statement. Here is the truth:
- Many smokers switch to low tar and light cigarettes rather than quitting because they think low tar and light cigarettes are less harmful. They are not.
- “Low tar” and filtered cigarette smokers inhale essentially the same amount of tar and nicotine as they would from regular cigarettes.
- All cigarettes cause cancer, lung disease, heart attacks, and premature death – lights, low tar, ultra lights, and naturals. There is no safe cigarette.
Stay tuned for Part 4 of our blog series “Tobacco Companies Can Tell the Truth, But Only When Forced” when we cover: Manipulation of Cigarette Design and Composition to Ensure Optimum Nicotine Delivery and check out Part 1: Adverse Health Effects of Smoking & Part 2:Addictiveness of Smoking and Nicotine>