States cigarette manufacturers' denial "that smoking has been proved to be hazardous to health." States manufacturers' belief that "advertising is truthful." Indicates decision to negotiate with the Federal Trade Commission as opposed to resolving matter "by protracted and costly litigation." Includes margin notes.
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The cigarette manufacturers have-entered into
these agreements with the Federal Trade Commission to
resolve a long standing controversy with the Commission.
As shown by the Answer submitted by each company in response
to the complaint, the various manufacturers categorically
deny the charge that smoking has been proved to be hazardous
to health as well as all other allegations in the complain,ts.
The manufacturers believe that their advertising is truthful.
The companies determined to resolve this matter by negotia-
tions with the Commission rather than by protracted and