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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 1988
Machan's article misses the point. Most of the plaintiffs suing tobacco companies started smoking before the surgeon general's warning--before smoking was widely recognized as dangerous. There were even advertisements showing that doctors liked to smoke a certain brand of cigarette. Anyone who started smoking at that time can hardly be held responsible for putting his or her health in jeopardy. And if the plaintiffs are still smoking today, it may be because nicotine is more addictive than heroin, another fact the tobacco companies forgot to mention.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1988
Isn't it about time that adults take responsibility for their own lives? Up to now they either blame their parents or the tobacco companies for their failures . . . both in life and in death! MARJORIE L. SCHWARTZ Los Angeles
BUSINESS
November 6, 2004 | From Associated Press
Tobacco companies lost a court fight to overturn new restrictions on advertising in places where cigarettes are sold in Britain. Justice Richard McCombe of the High Court rejected the companies' argument that the measure was draconian and disproportionate. The restrictions, which come into force Dec. 21, severely limit the number, size, location and content of promotional materials at tobacco "points of sale," including stores, pubs and clubs. Ads must include a prominent health warning.
BUSINESS
April 5, 1990 | From Times wire services
Major American tobacco companies are manipulating trade laws and pressuring U.S. trade agencies in developing countries to ensure that markets for their products remain open, a top U.S. health official said today.
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