Please Note: We Are No Longer Accepting American Spirit Cases
Marketed as a “100 additive-free natural tobacco” product, the cigarette brand Natural American Spirit has misled its customers into believing the product is a safer alternative to other cigarettes. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned the manufacturer, Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc., that descriptors such as “additive free,” “natural,” or “organic” imply that the products present a lower risk of tobacco-related diseases or are less harmful than other products on the market. Unfortunately, this is simply untrue. American Spirit cigarettes are just as dangerous any others.
Please Note: We Are No Longer Accepting American Spirit Cases. This page is for informational purposes only.
The FDA’s regulations require companies marketing a “modified risk tobacco product” to follow a strict procedure, including filing an application that is backed with scientific proof of its reduced risk. However, Natural American Spirit has failed to follow these guidelines, deceiving consumers and putting them at risk. The FDA has warned Santa Fe Natural Tobacco about its deceptive marketing, stating that the advertising is misleading to consumers.
A federal class action lawsuit has been filed against Santa Fe Natural Tobacco company upon learning about its marketing tactics. The cigarette was first sold under the name Original American Spirit.
If you purchased American Spirit or Original American Spirit cigarettes based on the deceptive labeling, you may qualify for the class action lawsuit. This lawsuit is based upon claims of deceptive advertising rather than physical injuries and includes all consumers who purchased a pack from the date of issue until at least August 27, 2015.