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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
Philip Morris will pay a fine of 10.1 billion dollars for "light" cigarettes


Appellate court of Illinois decided to restore the jury verdict, imposed in 2003, that sentenced the Philip Morris company to a fine of 10.1 billion dollars for the misleading of smokers about the safety of "light" cigarettes.

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Illinois on Tuesday decided to restore imposed in 2003 guilty verdict of Philip Morris USA company (PM, division Altria Group) on misleading consumers regarding the use in advertising such terms as "light cigarettes" and "low-tar". Court reinstated the past court's decision that the company must pay a fine and compensation of $ 10.1 billion dollars to the plaintiffs of this case.

Lawsuit against the PM was filed in Illinois in 2000 on behalf of 1.4 million people which accused the company in misleading smokers about the harm of "light" and lower tar cigarettes (Tobacco companies began selling "light," "mild," or "low tar" cigarettes in the 1970s that they marketed as less harmful because they had ventilated filters and less nicotine). In 2003, the court found the company's guilty and sentenced it to pay 10.1 billion dollars, however, the court's decision was overturned in 2005 by the Supreme Court of the State, which heeded on cigarette manufacturer arguments about the use of "light," "mild," or "low tar" inscriptions which were allowed by U.S. Federal Trade Commission ( FTC ).

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