FTC tosses guidance on tar, nicotine in cigarettes (AP)

Cigarettes burning in an ashtray. Delegates from 160 countries agreed Saturday on new guidelines to block the tobacco industry from interfering in state health policies and the implementation of a global anti-tobacco treaty.(AFP/File/Joel Saget)AP – The cigarette industry for 42 years has made factual claims about tar and nicotine levels based on machine testing blessed by the Federal Trade Commission.

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