Tobacco Companies to Launch Court-Ordered Ads That Detail The Harms of Smoking

A wave of new tobacco ads is planned to be broadcast across prime-time television and published in newspapers this weekend, but they aren’t promoting what you might expect.

Cigarettes are seen in this file photo. (Credit: Getty Images)

They are “corrective statements” that a federal court judge ordered tobacco companies in the United States to release to inform the public about the dangers of smoking. The tobacco industry is expected to begin running these ads on Sunday.

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