Court Orders Tobacco Companies to Come Clean About How Addictive Their Products Are

Ruling requires additional health warnings


After a nearly six-year legal battle, a judge ordered tobacco companies to start warning consumers about just how addictive their products are.

U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler issued her ruling yesterday as part of a long-running government racketeering case against Philip Morris, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., and Lorillard Tobacco Co., The Wall Street Journal's Law Blog reported Tuesday.