Big Tobacco Lawsuit

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In 2006, the American Cancer Society and other plaintiffs won a major court case against Big Tobacco. Judge Gladys Kessler found tobacco companies guilty of lying to the American public about the deadly effects of cigarettes and secondhand smoke.
 
Today, after 11 years of Big Tobacco stalling and negotiating, tobacco companies are being required to run an extensive television and newspaper advertising campaign, at their own expense, admitting the truth about their products.
 
The court case and this advertising campaign are a major victory for the American Cancer Society, ACS CAN and all Americans.

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June 18, 2018
National

Thanks to a historic lawsuit, Big Tobacco will have to publicize on their own websites that their products are deadly and that they intentionally made them addictive.

May 1, 2018
National

Statement of the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights, National African American Tobacco Prevention Network and the Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund (public health intervenors in the case) WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tobacco companies must soon publish statements on their websites and cigarette package

March 29, 2018
National

Seven public health and medical groups, and several individual pediatricians, filed suit today in federal court in Maryland challenging a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decision that allows electronic cigarettes and cigars – including candy-flavored products that appeal to kids – to stay on the market for years without being reviewed by the agency.

December 19, 2017
National

“Elected officials must seize the opportunity to put an end to the industry’s lies and manipulation by passing and implementing public health policies that finally eradicate the tremendous human and economic toll of tobacco use,” said American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network president Chris Hansen in an op-ed for the