Tobacco Co., AGs Strike Deal Over Organic Claims

Law360, New York (March 1, 2010, 4:58 PM EST) -- Sante Fe Natural Tobacco Co. Inc., which makes purportedly natural American Spirit tobacco products, has agreed to disclose on its products that organic tobacco isn't safer than other tobacco, the California attorney general said Monday.

California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown said that attorneys general from 33 states and Washington, D.C., had signed on to the deal, which affects advertising on Sante Fe's cigarettes made with organic tobacco and its organic roll-your-own tobacco.

In the first case, the cigarette maker must say, “Organic tobacco does not...
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