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Products

Policies or Regulation

 

1996

• RJR Eclipse test marketed in United States, Germany, and Sweden

1996

• Liggett Group settles claims with five state attorneys-general and promises to help them against other companies

 

1997

• Federal judges rules that government can regulate tobacco as a drug, but industry is allowed to continue advertising

• Landmark settlement, subject to congressional approval, calls for restrictions on cigarettes and on tobacco maker’s liability in lawsuits. Industry is required to spend $368 billion over 25 years, run antismoking campaigns, issue bold health warnings on packs, decrease advertising, and pay fines if youth smoking doesn’t drop significantly

• Mississippi is first state to settle, agreeing to $3.6 billion deal with tobacco companies

• Florida settles at $11.3 billion



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