Why Tobacco Companies Are Paying to Tell You Smoking Kills


Court-ordered ads, which will start appearing on Sunday, are “corrective statements” about the health risks and addictive nature of smoking.

The biggest tobacco companies in the United States will start running prime-time television commercials and full-page ads in national newspapers on Sunday — but the campaign is unlikely to spur enthusiasm for their products.

The corrective statements were meant to appear in places that tobacco companies had “historically used to promulgate false smoking and health messages.”

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