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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
April 7, 2003
Re "Tobacco Companies Sue State," April 3: I am appalled at the sheer hypocrisy and greed of R.J. Reynolds and Lorillard in suing to stop California's anti- tobacco advertising campaign. These tobacco companies claim that California's Department of Health Services ads are "vilifying" them. Yet how can one vilify two of the leading companies in an industry that the U.S. surgeon general contends kills 430,000 Americans every year? How can one further hurt the reputation of companies that have a long, documented history of deliberately targeting minor children with advertising for their addictive and deadly products?
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.
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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