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US v Philip Morris

Topic(s): Tobacco
Date Of Involvement: 05/22/2008

Description:

In this amicus brief, filed on behalf of Public Citizen, Inc., American college of Preventive Medicine, American Public Health Association, Association of Maternal and child Health Programs, National Association of Local Boards f Health, and the Oncology Nursing Society, we argued in support of the district court's finding that tobacco companies' use of descriptors such as "light" and "low-tar" was fraudulent and argued that the court's order that defendants cease using such descriptors did not conflict with Federal Trade Commission policy.