R.J. Reynolds Sanctioned for Camel Ads

    Ads published in Rolling Stone magazine for Camel cigarettes violated the 1998 nationwide tobacco settlement by featuring cartoon images, a Pennsylvania judge has ruled.

    The Associated Press reported that Judge William J. Manfredi ordered cigarette maker R.J. Reynolds to pay a $302,000 fine or run a full-page antismoking ad in copies of Rolling Stone circulated in Pennsylvania.

    The Philadelphia-based judge ruled in a case brought against Reynolds by the state attorney general’s office; at least nine state attorneys general sued over the November 2007 Camel ads in Rolling Stone.

    By Partnership Staff
    May 2009

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    May 2009