Stemming from a 1999 lawsuit the federal government brought against major domestic cigarette manufacturers, the companies must publish five corrective statements related to cigarette smoking across several communication channels, including newspaper and television ads, on the companies’ websites and on cigarette packs for a year or more.
Altria Group Co. statement
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. statement
The Convenience Distribution Association (CDA), formerly AWMA, is the trade organization working on behalf of convenience products distributors in the United States. Its distributor members represent more than $92 billion in U.S convenience product sales, serving a wide variety of small retail formats. Associate members include leading convenience product manufacturers, brokers, retailers, suppliers and others allied to the industry.