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LCA Joins American Legacy Foundation, American Heart Association, and others in Highlighting Public Health Risk in Brief to MA Supreme Court

Washington, DC [October 30, 2012]—Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) joined with the American Legacy Foundation, American Heart Association, American Medical Association, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, and 10 other non-profit public health, consumer advocacy groups, and physicians’ associations in an amicus brief submitted to the Massachusetts Supreme Court in the case Evans v. Lorillard Tobacco Company. The brief highlights the severe population-wide public health risks presented by menthol cigarettes in general and Newport cigarettes specifically, and the deliberate marketing of these cigarettes to youth and African Americans.  The brief calls for punitive damages to punish Lorillard and deter future wrong doing.

Click here to read the brief.