The federal government wants tobacco companies to admit they lied about the addictiveness of nicotine and the benefits of light cigarettes – in print, and pretty explicitly.
We falsely marketed low tar and light cigarettes as less harmful than regular cigarettes to keep people smoking and sustain our profits. We knew that many smokers switch to low tar and light cigarettes rather than quitting because they believe low tar and lights are less harmful. They are NOT.
The tobacco companies, which argue the proposals go beyond factual and scientific information, plan to suggest their own versions for the judge to consider.
sursa: The New York Times