The five broadcast TV ads will run weekly for an entire year, with the manufacturers having the option of when the ads run between 7 and 10 p.m. between Mondays and Thursdays. The manufacturers are required to notify the federal court a week in advance which statement will run and on which network and in which time slot. The parties are negotiating how the corrective statements will appear on the manufacturers’ websites for the first five years of the court order. The goal is to reach a mock-up resolution by Oct. 23. The 1998 Master Settlement Agreement with 46 state attorneys general led to significant industry changes that included banning cigarette billboards, stadium advertisements and brand-name merchandise. Restrictions became more extensive in 2009 when Congress gave the Food and Drug Administration broad regulatory authority over nearly every aspect of tobacco product manufacturing and marketing. “We remain committed to aligning our business practices with society’s expectations of a responsible company,” Garnick said. “This includes communicating openly about the health effects of our products, continuing to support cessation efforts, helping reduce underage tobacco use and developing potentially reduced-risk products.” Matthew Myers, the president of Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, said in April that he had mixed feelings about the appellate court’s ruling. “While the ruling should clear the way for publication of these long-overdue corrective statements, it is disappointing that the court rejected the ‘here is the truth’ requirement,” Myers said.
Oct 3, 2017 - Evansville Courier & Press Gary Thurby, left, and Heath Thurby are third- and fourth-generation tobacco farmers at Thurby Farms in Henderson County, Ky., Friday afternoon. They are hoping the tobacco crop this year makes up for the meager harvest of the past two years. DENNY SIMMONS / COURIER & PRESS ( continue reading ) Click one of the buttons below or search. Here you can find useful examples and description about searching the news archive. Read it carefully to get the best results. If you need more help, please contact us. Searching is case insensitive. Words music and mUSIC return the same results. Some of the common words like the, is, etc. are not included in your search.