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Altria (MO), Reynolds American (RAI), and Lorillard (LO) say they will appeal a judge's ruling...

Altria (MO), Reynolds American (RAI), and Lorillard (LO) say they will appeal a judge's ruling which orders them to place warnings on their products and websites admitting they misled consumers on the risks of smoking. The unsympathetic judge on the high-profile case ordered the tobacco trio to state: "Tobacco companies intentionally designed cigarettes to make them more addictive."
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  • richjoy403
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    As I understand the facts of cigarette manufacturing*, those statements are true...so for those other than the tobacco companies, what is the problem?
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    * That early in the process, the addictive element is removed...but are added back later in the process.
    25 Jan 2013, 12:01 PM Reply Like
  • hallman70
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    More intrusion from nanny government! I am not a smoker but own a tobacco stock.
    25 Jan 2013, 03:49 PM Reply Like
  • rocketman3
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    Is this judge's ruling, not crazy and extremyl narrow-minded? There is not question that cigarettes may be considered addictive, but to compel tobacco companies to state, unequivocally, that they "intentionally designed" them to be so is naïve. By the same toke, Coke, Pepsi, chocolate, beer, and all alcoholic beverages may be considered to be marketed and "intentionally designed" to draw customers back to them time and time again. It's called "marketing."
    25 Jan 2013, 03:49 PM Reply Like
  • charlieb821
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    A judge's duty is to interpret the law and impose it; not to make new law, which this judge(?) is doing.
    25 Jan 2013, 03:50 PM Reply Like
  • Sunshine123
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    I agree with all of the above.
    25 Jan 2013, 08:44 PM Reply Like
  • jdm28675
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    Why does this judge not make the U.S. Government put on US tax return forms that "we will use most of this tax money for wasteful spending, pork barrel projects, and sending to other countries that don't like us"?
    26 Jan 2013, 01:41 AM Reply Like
  • M.T.
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    Could the addition of MSG to certain products to make them tastier be considered an using an addictive element? I think people should inform themselves and take more responsibility for their choices.
    26 Jan 2013, 01:42 AM Reply Like
  • jdm28675
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    No thanks!
    27 Jan 2013, 03:38 PM Reply Like
  • abbyandandrew
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    I agree with all the above comments. Most products are additive and or dangerous. Does the weapon kill or is it the user and it's intent. God only knows we can not legislate any more useless Laws on our overtaxed working class. Public opinion is confused with social opinion.. When does a democracy stop being a functional democracy?
    27 Jan 2013, 03:53 PM Reply Like
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