Tobacco companies have been ordered this month to implement additional “corrective statements”, first mandated by a US District Judge in 2006, on their websites and cigarette package onserts. The statements were ordered when a judge found tobacco companies to have violated civil racketeering laws and purposefully deceived consumers about the health risks associated with tobacco for decades. A previous concern with this order was that, with the tobacco industry effectively avoiding the repercussions for 11 years, the mandated media channels from a decade ago will not reach today’s youth, who get the majority of their information from social media platforms. Publishing the statements on tobacco websites will hopefully be an effective response to that concern. Read more about the judge’s recent order here.