Foods Are Not Cigarettes: Why Tobacco Lawsuits Are Not a Model for Obesity Lawsuits

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Starting in the 1950s, people suffering from smoking-related diseases have sued cigarette companies. More recently, people with obesity and obesity-related medical problems have sued companies in the food industry. Some attorneys and activists view anti-cigarette litigation as a model that may be applicable to obesity. However, food is not tobacco, and there are important differences between the two health issues and the two forms of litigation. Foods Are Not Cigarettes: Why Tobacco Lawsuits Are Not a Model for Obesity Lawsuits

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