'This Is Corrective Advertising': Big Tobacco Forced By Court To Advertise Deadly Effects Of SmokingBig tobacco companies haven’t paid for television ads since 1971, but that will all change this weekend when a court-mandated television commercial hits the airwaves.
Legal Obligation To Correct Misleading Ads“Here is the truth: Smoking kills, on average, 1200 Americans. Everyday.” Pretty blunt, eh? And not something you’d imagine a tobacco company saying. Except now, it’s going to be forced to put that exact statement on packages of cigarettes.