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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Tobacco Industry Argues Against New Cigarette Warnings

Big Tobacco continues to argue against the Federal requirement of new dramatic warnings of cigarette packs. Tobacco is the a leading contributing cause for death in the workplace.

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"A panel of judges for the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] heard oral arguments on Tuesday over the constitutionality of newFood and Drug Administration (FDA) [official website] regulations [text] requiring cigarette packaging and advertisements to display more prominent graphic health warning labels [materials]. A federal judge issued a permanent injunction [JURIST report] last month prohibiting the warnings as unconstitutional. The new requirements of graphic image and textual warning labels were imposed by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (FSPTCA) [HR 1256 text].

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