Monday, December 26, 2011

24 States Support FDA Tobacco Label Warnings

Several states have weighed in on the lawsuit between the federal government and big tobacco over new graphic tobacco warning labels the FDA wants placed on cigarette packs in 2012.
Last month, a U.S. District Court judge granted a request by some of the nation's largest tobacco companies, including R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Lorillard Tobacco Co., to block the labels while deciding whether the labels violate free speech rights. Some proposed labels include phrases like "Smoking can kill you" and "Cigarettes cause cancer" and images of a smoker's corpse and diseased lungs. The judge ruled it is likely the cigarette makers would succeed in a lawsuit to block the requirement.
The cases could be locked up in the courts for some time, buying additional time for the tobacco companies before they required to do anything.


James Franklin said...

I think that these public service message needs to placed at some on other products rather than stopping that person who is already addicted to smoking.Don't you think Its little unjust or unfair???

James Franklin said...

I think Its little unjust on the part of the FDA .What are the big tobacco companies are doing they must need to raise voice against this decision.
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Bart Gunn said...

Battling an addiction is a long a systematic process of physical and psychological rehabilitation. These graphic pictures and warnings aren't even close, believe me.
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