Judge orders tobacco companies to admit to lying

Warning labels are nothing new for tobacco products. But now the companies that make them are being forced to admit to lying about the dangers of smoking.

A federal judge said tobacco companies must place messages in ads and on warning labels about smoking dangers. And that Americans were "deliberately deceived."

One label said "smoking kills, on average, 1,200 Americans every day."

The judge ordered tougher warning labels six years ago.

But the case was tied up in court over the wording.

No word on whether the tobacco companies plan to appeal.

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