(Bloomberg) Altria Group Inc. (MO), Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) and other tobacco companies agreed with the U.S. on how they will publicize admissions that they deceived the American public on the dangers of smoking.
The companies and the Justice Department resolved that "corrective statements" will appear in the print and online editions of newspapers and on television as well as on the companies' websites. Expanded information on the adverse health effects of smoking will appear on cigarette packages, according to the agreement filed yesterday in federal court in Washington.
The plan for the statements is another stage in a 15-year-old civil racketeering case against the tobacco companies brought by the U.S.
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