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American cigarette manufacturers have filed a lawsuit against the FDA.
The largest US tobacco companies filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Columbia against the Federal Office of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
read more ...05/04/15
Interesting facts about cigarettes, countries - tobacco leaders.
Every minute in the world are sold about 8-10 million cigarettes and daily 13-15 billion cigarettes.
read more ...04/01/15
Anti-smoking campaigns run to extremes.
It is strange to what can bring the foolishness of anti-smoking crusaders in their attempts to impose all the rules of a healthy lifestyle, even if they lead to a violation of all norms, artistic freedom and civil society.
read more ...03/03/15
Florida suit charges Philip Morris with deceptive advertising


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- A lawsuit accusing Philip Morris of deceptive practices for marketing certain cigarettes as having low tar and nicotine has been certified as a statewide class action.

The Circuit Court lawsuit, filed on behalf of Florida smokes, alleges Philip Morris manipulated the design of Marlboro Light and Marlboro Ultra-Light cigarettes so they would register lower tar and nicotine compared to regular brands in tests. But the smokers' lawyers say studies show that smokers of light cigarettes wanted a safer product, but ended up puffing harder, smoking more and covering up vent holes in the filter to compensate for low nicotine levels. Similar state lawsuits targeting light cigarettes have been certified as class actions in Illinois, Massachusetts and California. Judges denied class actions in Pennsylvania and Arizona. A decision is pending in New Jersey. Light cigarettes make up 86 percent of the U.S. market and Philip Morris wanted to keep its consumers addicted to nicotine, attorney Gary Farmer said. ``They intended to capitalize on a perceived desire by consumers for a healthier alternative, but they couldn't really make a healthier cigarette because then they would lose customers,'' he said. The suit seeks reimbursement for Florida smokers who bought the cigarettes since they were introduced in 1971, which could be more than a million people. Circuit Judge Lucy Brown certified the class action last Friday. Bill Ohlmeyer, a Philip Morris vice president, said the cigarette maker likely would appeal the decision. Attorneys argued at a December hearing that each person smokes light cigarettes differently and that the product did provide lower tar and nicotine as advertised. The plaintiffs' attorneys plan to ask the judge to prohibit Philip Morris from printing ``light,'' ``ultra-light'' or ``lower tar and nicotine'' on packs sold in Florida. They also sued R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., the maker of Winston Light and Salem Light, this month in West Palm Beach.

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