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Cigar Companies Agree to Health Warnings on Products and Ads

Cigar Companies Agree to Health Warnings on Products and Ads

WASHINGTON—The seven largest US cigar companies will place health warnings on their products and advertisements as the result of an agreement with the US Federal Trade Commission. The warnings read: “Cigar smoking can cause cancers of the mouth and throat, even if you do not inhale.” “Cigar smoking can cause lung cancer and heart disease.” “Tobacco use increases the risk of infertility, stillbirth, and low birth weight.” “Cigars are not a safe alternative to cigarettes.” “Tobacco smoke increases the risk of lung cancer and heart disease, even in nonsmokers.”

 
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