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U.S. Court of Appeals Affirms 2006 Lower Court Ruling That Tobacco Companies Committed Fraud for Five Decades and Lied About the Dangers of Smoking
Date:5/22/2009

WASHINGTON, May 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids:

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Today's decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia unanimously upheld the historic decision of U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler that the tobacco industry had and continues to engage in a massive, decades long campaign to defraud the American public. The Appeals Court decision is a major victory for public health.

The three judge Appeals Court panel affirmed the lower court's judgment that the cigarette manufacturers engaged in a 50 year massive racketeering scheme that included falsely denying the adverse health effects of their products, falsely denying that nicotine is addictive, falsely representing that "light" and "low-tar" cigarettes present fewer health risks, falsely denying that they marketed to kids, and falsely denying that secondhand smoke causes disease.

The Court of Appeals also upheld Judge Kessler's original finding that there was a substantial likelihood of future violations of the law by the tobacco industry based on evidence presented during the trial that the tobacco companies had repeatedly violated the law, even after agreeing to the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement.

The Appeals Court also upheld specific remedies originally ordered by Judge Kessler including a requirement that the tobacco companies publish corrective statements and packet inserts on each of the topics for which they were found to have committed fraud.

Today's Appeals Court ruling also upheld Judge Kessler's decision to allow six public health groups, including the Cam
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