Cigarette boxes will now come with ‘corrective statements’ on harmful health effects

Cigarette boxes sold across the United States soon will display a new court-ordered accessory.

Starting Wednesday, tobacco brands have been ordered to put "corrective statements" on product packaging that clearly state the harmful health effects of smoking, according to court documents.

The order follows a long and rocky road of litigation against the tobacco industry.

It comes as a result of a 1999 lawsuit that the US Department of Justice filed against the country's largest cigarette...

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