Several of the largest United States tobacco companies, including
Lorillard Tobacco and R.J. Reynolds, have filed a lawsuit aimed at the
Food and Drug Administration's new warning label requirement that will
force cigarette manufacturers to include graphic warnings about the
dangers of smoking on each pack of cigarettes. The companies argue that
the new regulation compels them to speak as advocates against their own
product, and therefore violates the First Amendment of the U.S.