Judge orders tobacco companies to say they lied

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered tobacco companies to publish corrective statements that say they lied about the dangers of smoking and that disclose smoking’s health effects, including the death on average of 1,200 people a day. Business Week reports that Judge Gladys Kessler ordered tobacco companies to publish corrective ads stating that a federal court has concluded that the defendant tobacco companies “deliberately deceived the American public about the health effects of smoking” and “that smoking kills more people than murder, AIDS, suicide, drugs, car crashes and alcohol combined, and that “secondhand smoke kills over 3,000 Americans a year.”