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Big Tobacco’s anti-smoking ads begin after decade of delay

AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger WASHINGTON (AP) — Decades after they were banned from the airwaves, Big Tobacco companies return to prime-time television this weekend – but not by choice. Under court order, the tobacco industry for the first time will be forced to advertise the deadly, addictive effects of smoking, more than 11 years after a judge ruled that the companies had misled the public about the dangers of cigarettes. But years of legal pushback by the industry over every detail means the ads will … Read the referenced┬ástory here: Big…

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