Judge Beats The Tar Out Of Big Tobacco (For Now)

Associated Press is reporting that a federal judge has denied a request by tobacco companies to let them keep marketing “light” and “low tar” cigarettes until an appeal is settled in their case.
U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler ruled in August that the cigarette makers violated racketeering laws and misled the public about the health consequences of smoking.
The tobacco companies, which have already appealed Kessler’s judgment, can still ask an appeals court to put the ruling on hold.

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