Florida Man Files Misleading Advertising Suit Against Tobacco Companies

(May 16, 2016, 9:20 AM EDT) -- FORT PIERCE, Fla.,—A Florida man on May 2 filed a proposed class action against Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Co., the manufacturer of American Spirit cigarettes, and Reynolds American Inc., the holding company that owns Santa Fe Natural Tobacco, in federal court, claiming that the companies misrepresented their cigarettes as a healthy alternative to other brands (Scott Johnston v. Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Inc., et al. No. 2:16-cv-14155-RLR, Fla. M.D.).

(Complaint available. Document #04-160518-007C.)

Scott Johnston filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle...
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