Natural Tobacco?

**Class Action Bid in Florida Against “Natural” Tobacco Maker Accused of Falsely Advertising the Natural Benefits of its Products** . . .                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Past “All Natural” class action suits, see prior post, cover various products but the plaintiffs’ allegations are the same – the consumers were allegedly duped because they believed the products labeled “natural” were healthier for them.  Surely, this logic cannot apply to cigarettes — a product consumers have known for decades to have very little, if any, redeeming health qualities?  Hence, can plaintiff’s counsel allege with a straight face that his client bought Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company cigarettes for their health and safety?  That is the question raised by the complaint bought in the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida in Sproule v. Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Co., No. 0:15-cv-62064-JAL (October 14, 2015).  Certainly a case to watch.

 

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