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Corrective Statements: Opportunities for Action

In 2006, a federal court ordered the major U.S. tobacco companies to publish “corrective statements” that tell the American public the truth about the health harms of smoking and secondhand smoke and the addictiveness of smoking and nicotine. These corrective statements were to be disseminated through newspaper and TV ads, cigarette packs, the companies’ websites and signs placed in retail stores that sell cigarettes.

After a long legal battle, the tobacco companies must finally place the corrective statement signs in about 220,000 stores across the U.S. The signs must be installed between July 1 and September 30, 2023, and will remain in stores until June 30, 2025. The signs will be in English and in Spanish in areas with significant Spanish-speaking populations.

  • View the retail corrective statements here.
  • View the television corrective statements here.

 

Corrective Statement Tip Line

Use the tip line to anonymously report stores you suspect are not complying with the court order.

Mobile/Web: 
tobaccosigntipline.com
Text: 877-749-TIPS (8477)

List of Participating Retailers
Tip Line FAQs

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Option #1

There’s something new in about 225,000 U.S. stores that sell cigarettes. Under a court order, tobacco companies are required to post signs telling the truth about the dangers of smoking and secondhand smoke. The signs must be displayed until June 30, 2025. Learn more at tfk.org/TobaccoRacketeers.

Option #2

A federal court found that tobacco companies engaged in fraud, conspiracy and racketeering for decades — all to deceive the public about the health risks of smoking and secondhand smoke.

Now, they’ve been ordered to post signs telling the truth about the deadly consequences of smoking at about 225,000 retail stores that sell cigarettes.

Learn more about this overdue step to hold Big Tobacco accountable: tfk.org/TobaccoRacketeers

Option #3:

Under a court order, the big tobacco companies are now required to post signs about the dangers of smoking and secondhand smoke at 225,000 retail stores across the U.S. that sell cigarettes. The signs include:

  • Smoking kills, on average, 1,200 Americans. Every day.
  • Secondhand smoke kills over 38,000 Americans every year.
  • Cigarette companies intentionally designed cigarettes with enough nicotine to create and sustain addiction.

These signs are a long overdue step to hold the tobacco industry accountable after they were found to have engaged in a decades-long conspiracy to deceive the American public. Learn more: tfk.org/TobaccoRacketeers

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Option #1

A federal court found the tobacco companies engaged in fraud, conspiracy and racketeering for decades. Now, they must post signs telling the truth about smoking and secondhand smoke in 225,000 stores that sell cigarettes. Learn more: tfk.org/TobaccoRacketeers

Option #2

Tobacco companies are required to post signs that tell truth about smoking and secondhand smoke in 220,000 stores that sell cigarettes.

Check out the signs and learn more about the landmark federal court case behind them. tfk.org/TobaccoRacketeers

 

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