Attack On The Tobacco Companies



“Hey Fred, Did you see the new sign across from the school?”, Danny asked. “You mean the one with the camel? I’ve seen it a thousand times.” , Fred replied. “No!”, Danny corrected. “It no longer has the camel. It is an anti-tobacco sign now.” States have now begun to take action against the tobacco companies. This new attitude of has raised some questions. Is this a fair treatment impressed upon these companies, is smoking a health hazard, and is smoking aimed at minors? Of course it is fair treatment. These companies have been harming the health of people for generations. The companies have also started aiming their ads toward the youth, making it hard to teach them the ...

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The cigarette companies began printing the Surgeon General’s warnings on the packages. An action the people have taken against the tobacco companies is law suits. The industry always had such a powerful defense helping them win so many suits. Their defense was that smokers assumed the risks of smoking and should bear the responsibility for it. The people were not having much luck in their fight against the tobacco companies.
Along with the people’s fight against the tobacco companies, the states are now helping take action. The number of states suing the industry has climbed to twenty-two. By the states suing in place of the smokers, they could overpower the strong defense the industry has had in the past. In Florida’s law suit, the companies will pay the state an initial $550 million and another $200 million for an anti-smoking campaign. In addition to the fees the companies must pay, they must remove their billboard ads within one thousand feet of schools, and the ...

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